• Short Summary

    Archbishop Makarios promised Cypriot farmers Government support when he addressed
    a rally in Nicosia, Oct. 4 - the first held by the Pan Cyprian Farmers' Union since the
    ending of the Cyprus emergency.

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    Archbishop Makarios promised Cypriot farmers Government support when he addressed
    a rally in Nicosia, Oct. 4 - the first held by the Pan Cyprian Farmers' Union since the
    ending of the Cyprus emergency.

    Riding on tractors, excavators, mechanical diggers and other farm equipment, the
    men gathered at Nicosia's sports stadium. Surrounded by banners proclaiming the
    plight of Cypriot agriculture, rally speakers condemned "British colonial
    administration" for its neglect and indifference.

    Archbishop Makarios said the new Government would do all it could to improve the
    farmers' lot as soon as it was set up. He promised loans for irrigation, erosion
    work and insurance schemes and advocated more modern farming methods to enable
    the development of a strong market for Cypriot products.

    Union officials spoke of the need for Government assistance for island farmers.

    Nicosia's Mayor and other local officials gave their support.

    The following day, Oct 5, Archbishop Makarios confirmed he would fly to Rhodes,
    Greece, Oct. 7 for a meeting with former EOKA chief, General Grivas. Object of
    the discussions: to settle differences between the two Greek-Cypriot leaders
    which have recently been threatening the unity of Greek Cypriot people in the
    island.



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    Film ID:
    VLVADAN914KRSI34U0SAVQNLN8Y2M
    Media URN:
    VLVADAN914KRSI34U0SAVQNLN8Y2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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