• Short Summary

    Thousands of women marched in the streets of London and Athens on Sunday (20 April) to underline their sympathy with 20,000 other women demonstrators who staged a mass rally in Cyprus to demand the right of Greek-Cypriot refugees to return to their homes from the Turkish occupied northern half of the island.

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    Thousands of women marched in the streets of London and Athens on Sunday (20 April) to underline their sympathy with 20,000 other women demonstrators who staged a mass rally in Cyprus to demand the right of Greek-Cypriot refugees to return to their homes from the Turkish occupied northern half of the island.

    In London, some 7,000 women joined the sympathy march -- timed to coincide with the demonstrations is Athens and Cyprus.

    Many of the marchers were from Britains' Greek-Cypriot community, but their ranks were bolstered by representatives of several women's organisations.

    They set off from Hyde Park Corner in the afternoon on a march that took them to the Turkish and American Embassies and, finally, to Number 10 Downing Street. At each stop, they handed in a letter of protest describing the plight of the Greek-Cypriot refugees.

    In Athens, about 20,000 women gathered inside the all-marble Roman Theatre of Herod Atticus, at the base of the Acropolis, to listen to speeches condemning the policy of Turkey, which now controls the northern 40 per cent of Cyprus.

    Shouting such slogans as "Cyprus is sovereign and independent", "No partition, no federation" and "Greek women fight for the return of the refugees to their homes", the women -- organised by the return of the refugees to their homes", the women -- organised by the Greek women's associations and supported by many foreign participants -- then marched to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where they laid a wreath.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDH3QAG1QQA0HHF9AWVA4W1A7
    Media URN:
    VLVABDH3QAG1QQA0HHF9AWVA4W1A7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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