• Short Summary

    IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT KING CONSTANTINE SUMMONED TO THE ROYAL PALACE TWO FORMER OFFICIALS FOR THE CENTRE UNION PARTY, MR STEFANOS STEFANOPOULOS AND MR ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS, IN A FURTHER ATTEMPT TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT KING CONSTANTINE SUMMONED TO THE ROYAL PALACE TWO FORMER OFFICIALS FOR THE CENTRE UNION PARTY, MR STEFANOS STEFANOPOULOS AND MR ELIAS TSIRIMOKOS, IN A FURTHER ATTEMPT TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. BUT AS NEGOTIATIONS WERE TAKING PLACE, A HUGE RALLY STAGED AN ANTI-ROYALTY PROTEST.

    MR STEPHANOPOULOS AND MR TSIRIMOKOS FORMALLY TABLED THEIR DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE FROM MR GEORGE PAPANDREOU'S PARTY AND CAN NOW CLAIM SUPPORT FROM THE NATIONAL RADICAL UNION, THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND THE DISSIDENT SECTION OF THE CENTRE UNION GROUP. ONE OF THESE TWO FORMER LIEUTENANTS OF MR PAPANDREOU IS LIKE TO BE ASKED TO FORM THE NEXT GREEK GOVERNMENT.

    THE MASS RALLY CALLED BY THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF LABOUR ORGANIZATIONS AT AN ATHENS FOOTBALL GROUND ATTRACTED AN ESTIMATED 25,000 CROWD. MOSTLY YOUTHS, THE CROWD SHOUTED SLOGANS LIKE: "TAKE MOTHER AND GO AWAY" AND "THE PEOPLE DO NO WANT YOU."
    THE RALLY ENDED WIT A MARCH TO OMONIA SQUARE THROUGH TWO MILES OF ATHENS STREETS.... AND THEN ATTEMPTED TO MARCH ON PARLIAMENT. A STRONG POLICE FORCE REFUSED TO GIVE AWAY WHILE ON ALERT WERE UNITS OF TEAR-GAS SQUADS, FIRE BRIGADE, AND ARMOURED CARS FROM A NEARBY BARRACKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASWLNWUZBMSSPEBRLMNPLOO5
    Media URN:
    VLVAASWLNWUZBMSSPEBRLMNPLOO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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