• Short Summary

    THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS GRANTED PERMISSION TO EXPRESS ROYAL FAMILY TO FLY TODAY INTO ATHENS THE BODY OF EX-17 EX-QUEEN FREDERIKA AND BURY IT THIS AFTERNOON AT THE ROYAL FAMILY'S CEMETERY IN TATOI -- MOUNT PARNESS SUBURB. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SMALL ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE FORMER KINGS PALACE IN PRESENCE OF MANY EUROPEAN ROYAL FAMILIES MEMBERS AND RELATIVES, AMONG THEM THE KING OF SPAIN JUAN CARLOS AND QUEEN SOPHIA, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND OTHERS. MEANWHILE GREEK PUBLIC OPINION HAS BEEN DIVIDED. COMMUNISTS, LEFTWING FOLLOWERS AND THE WHOLE OF OPPOSITION PARTIES CRITICIZED THE PERMISSION GRANTED. WHILE PRO-MONARCHY PARTY AND FOLLOWERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EVENT, TRY TO SHOW THEIR EXISTING STRONG INFLUENCE ON A SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGE OF THE GREEK PEOPLE BY ORGANIZING NOISY DEMOS.

  • Description

    COMMUNISTS AND LEFTWING FOLLOWERS STAGING A PROTEST RALLY OFF THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY LAST EVENING HOLDING PLAKATS AND SHOUTING SLOGANS. SUCH AS +TAKE THE BODY OFF+, DOWN WITH THE FASCIST RIGHT+, ETC. SPECIAL POLICE MEASURES (FILMED THIS MORNING) BLOCKING ALL THE WAYS LEADING TO THE BURIAL POINT. PRO-MONARCHY COLLONERS HOT OF THE KING AND PLAKATS ATTEMPTING TO GET THROUGH CROWDS, BUSES, CAR





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    Background: THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS GRANTED PERMISSION TO EXPRESS ROYAL FAMILY TO FLY TODAY INTO ATHENS THE BODY OF EX-17 EX-QUEEN FREDERIKA AND BURY IT THIS AFTERNOON AT THE ROYAL FAMILY'S CEMETERY IN TATOI -- MOUNT PARNESS SUBURB. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SMALL ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE FORMER KINGS PALACE IN PRESENCE OF MANY EUROPEAN ROYAL FAMILIES MEMBERS AND RELATIVES, AMONG THEM THE KING OF SPAIN JUAN CARLOS AND QUEEN SOPHIA, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND OTHERS. MEANWHILE GREEK PUBLIC OPINION HAS BEEN DIVIDED. COMMUNISTS, LEFTWING FOLLOWERS AND THE WHOLE OF OPPOSITION PARTIES CRITICIZED THE PERMISSION GRANTED. WHILE PRO-MONARCHY PARTY AND FOLLOWERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EVENT, TRY TO SHOW THEIR EXISTING STRONG INFLUENCE ON A SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGE OF THE GREEK PEOPLE BY ORGANIZING NOISY DEMOS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K5EZJZVG7T100Y9CJ4GWLYTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K5EZJZVG7T100Y9CJ4GWLYTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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