Despite the red-hot tension on the island, Governor Foot permitted "Oohi" Day celebrations in cyprus on October 28 --- the eighteenth anniversary of the Greek "no" to Mussolini's ultimatum of 1940.
GV. PARADE IN STREET.
Angle Shot. PEOPLE ON BALCONY WATCHING.
LV. CROWDS SURROUNDING BISHOP OF KETIUM'S CAR.
SV. BISHOP OF KETIUM OUT OF CAR AND THROUGH CROWDS.
TV. CROWDS IN STREET.
Angle Shot. BOYS HANGING ON TO RAILINGS.
GV. MASS CROWDS IN STREET.
LV. START OF PROCESSION.
Bk.V. PROCESSION THROUGH STREET.
GV. PROCESSION IN STREET.
Angle Shot. PEOPLE ON BALCONY WATCHING PROCESSION.
GV. PROCESSION PAST GREEK CONSULATE.
Angle Shot. BISHOP OF KETIUM AND OTHER PERSONALITIES ON BALCONY WATCHING.
Ground V. GIRLS MARCHING PAST IN PROCESSION.
Back V. PROCESSION PAST.
SV. PERSONALITIES ON BALCONY WATCHING.
Initials S-D./E.S. JWH/VCW
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Despite the red-hot tension on the island, Governor Foot permitted "Oohi" Day celebrations in cyprus on October 28 --- the eighteenth anniversary of the Greek "no" to Mussolini's ultimatum of 1940.
All Greek-Cypriot establishments took the day off and celebrated the event with parades and church services. The main parade was in Nicosia where the Bishop of Ketium, the Mayor and the Greek Consul lead the celebration.
The day's festivities ended peacefully --- no bombs, shooting or riots.