Greek-Cypriot students staged an anti-United States demonstration in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday (11 October) which took the form of a mock funeral of United States Secretary of State Dr.
SV Students with drums
SV Student in Stars and Stripes hat, and others with placards carrying anti-American slogans
CU Skull on cushion with placard saying 'His Nobel Prize'
SV Students walking with placards in English and Greek - mock funeral
SV Students with placards and coffin (Slogan: Henry's "Miracles" - chile - Cyprus..)
GV Students with placards and beating drums (2 shots)
SV Students with shirts reading NATO, NIXON FORD, ECEVIT etc.
SV Students with coffin, followed by other demonstrators
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Background: Greek-Cypriot students staged an anti-United States demonstration in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday (11 October) which took the form of a mock funeral of United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger -- who's at present in the east Mediterranean area touring Middle East countries.
The procession through the streets was led by a group beating on huge drums. Many of the demonstrators wore bizarre fancy dress parodies of American parade uniforms - one was dressed as a mock drum-majorette in a starts and stripes top hat. Others carried placards with anti-American slogans in Greek and English and the central motif was a giant coffin emblazoned with the words "Henry's Miracle - Chile - Cyprus."
This demonstration co-incided with a wave of similar protests on the Greek mainland. Anti-americanism has been increasing noticeably in greece and big demonstrations against the American bases and the Sixth Fleet were organised in many cities on Friday.
These come at a time when there are reports of an important American initiative to settle the Cyprus crisis before it assumes international dimensions at the United Nations General Assembly next week.
The negotiations are shrouded in secrecy and the United States Embassy in Athens has reportedly refused to discuss an authoritative report that an emmissary of Dr. Kissinger is in Athens to see Mr. Constantine Karamanlis, the Greek Prime Minister.