• Short Summary

    TEN THOUSAND GREEK SCHOOLCHILDREN PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BOMBING OF A STATUE TO ONE OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE GREEK STRUGGLE FOR CYPRIOT UNION WITH GREECE, MARKOS DRAKOS.

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    TEN THOUSAND GREEK SCHOOLCHILDREN PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE BOMBING OF A STATUE TO ONE OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE GREEK STRUGGLE FOR CYPRIOT UNION WITH GREECE, MARKOS DRAKOS.

    ON TUESDAY EVENING A VIOLENT EXPLOSION DAMAGED THE BASE AND COLUMN ON WHICH THE STATUE STANDS. THE EXPLOSION WAS HEARD THROUGHOUT NICOSIA, AND SHATTERED WINDOWS IN THE NEARBY POLICE STATION.

    THE NEST DAY, ALL SCHOOLS IN NICOSIA CLOSED,AND THE CHILDREN ORGANISED A PARADE. DURING THE DEMONSTRATED, THEY SANG PATRIOTIC SONGS AND LISTENED TO SPEECHES. ONE GIRL TOLD THE CROWD: "WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE EOKA HEROES AND EXPRESS OUR INDIGNATION AT THE VANDALISM OF THE TURKS."
    THE TURKISH CYPRIOT PARLIAMENTARY GROUP CONDEMNED THE BOMB ATTACK. A PARTY SPOKESMAN ATTRIBUTED IT TO "IRRESPONSIBLE ELEMENTS WHOSE SOLE AIM IS TO BRING ABOUT A CLASH BETWEEN THE TWO (CYPRIOT) COMMUNITIES, HOPING THEREBY THEY WILL SUCCEED IN ABROGATING THE AGREEMENTS ESTABLISHING THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC AND CHANGING THE PRESENT REGIME."
    OBSERVES IN CYPRUS BELIEVE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND MEMBERS OF THE RULING GREEK CYPRIOT PATRIOTIC FRONT PARTY ARE PREPARING TO CALL ON TURKISH CYPRIOT REPRESENTATIVES FOR A DISCUSSION OF THE REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NPYEOP8FQIPJK9EE5FPWN1FL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NPYEOP8FQIPJK9EE5FPWN1FL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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