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    POLICE ARE GUARDING PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER STUDENTS' RIOTS LAST NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF MR.

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    POLICE ARE GUARDING PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER STUDENTS' RIOTS LAST NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER DISMISSED BY KING CONSTANTINE. THE RIOTS, WHICH RESULTED IN THE FIRST FATALITY IN A WEEK OF DEMONSTRATIONS, CAME AFTER SOME 3,000 SHOUTING AND BANNER-WAVING STUDENTS MASSED OUTSIDE THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY.

    THE STUDENTS GATHERED CARRYING PICTURES OF MR. PAPANDREOU AND WAVING BANNERS BEARING SUCH SLOGANS AS "AMERICANS AND ROYALTIES IN JAIL", "DOWN WITH THE SERVANTS OF THE PALACE", AND "NOVAS IS A TRAITOR.". THEY CHANTED "DOWN WITH THE MONARCHY." EARLIER, MR. PAPANDREOU HAD DESCRIBED THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF MR. ATHANASSIADES- NOVAS, APPOINTED TO SUCCEED HIM AS PRIME MINISTER AS "A GOVERNMENT OF BLOOD" THAT MUST BE "ELIMINATED AND GIVE ACCOUNT OF ITS MISDEEDS."
    AFTER HOLDING THEIR DEMONSTRATION, WHICH WAS AUTHORISED, THE STUDENTS WERE GIVEN 20 MINUTES TO DISPERSE BUT ABOUT 1,500 OF THEM MARCHED TOWARDS CONSTITUTION SQUARE, WHERE MR. ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS HAS HIS OFFICE, AND THE CLASH WITH POLICE ENSURED. IN THE RIOT, THE VISNEWS CAMERAMAN HAD HIS CAMERA SMASHED FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE THE DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN, AND HE AND OTHER CAMERAMEN WERE BEATEN UP.

    THE RIOTERS WERE FINALLY DISPERSED BY TEAR-GAS AND POLICE BATON-CHARGES. ONE STUDENT WAS KILLED, BELIEVED SUFFOCATED, AND ABOUT 50 INJURED. MEANWHILE, THERE IS STILL NO SIGN OF A SETTLEMENT OF THE CRISIS, AND MORE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE EXPECTED WHEN THE DEAD STUDENT'S FUNERAL TAKES PLACE. THE VIOLENCE IS SEEN TO BE A SERIOUS CHALLENGE TO THE NEW GREEK GOVERNMENT, WHICH HAS PLEDGED ITSELF TO KEEP ORDER AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZR8OF3N5TFVX6PHEO6IH9YD5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZR8OF3N5TFVX6PHEO6IH9YD5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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