• Short Summary

    The inhabitants of the Spata area,a town north-west of Athens, in protest of the expropriation prices paid for their land by the Government as announced by the Court of Appeal two days ago, blocked all the roads leading to Athens and the coast using their trucks, cars and tractors.

  • Description

    The inhabitants of the Spata area,a town north-west of Athens, in protest of the expropriation prices paid for their land by the Government as announced by the Court of Appeal two days ago, blocked all the roads leading to Athens and the coast using their trucks, cars and tractors. The Spatans decided to fight for their land refusing to allow Government experts on building of the new big and up to date airport. Strong Gendarmerie forces were sent to Spata since two days now, while armoured police trucks guard the area. Today the Spatans, in an efforts to have the approval of the whole population of the area on the action to be taken against the government decision, proceeded in a local plebiscite in which the area's inhabitants will say "yes" or "no" to the "war" against government decision.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8VJ3ZA30AAJZ5T3Z8EUZD80X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VJ3ZA30AAJZ5T3Z8EUZD80X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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