• Short Summary

    GREEK SECURITY POLICE IN ATHENS LAST TUESDAY (10 SEPTEMBER) DISPLAYED EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS ALLEGEDLY USED BY THE 20 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SO FAR BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST MONTH'S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS.

  • Description

    GREEK SECURITY POLICE IN ATHENS LAST TUESDAY (10 SEPTEMBER) DISPLAYED EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS ALLEGEDLY USED BY THE 20 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SO FAR BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH LAST MONTH'S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF PRIME MINISTER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS. THEIR TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK.

    THE 20 YOUTHS HAD FORMED THEMSELVES INTO AN ORGANISATION DEDICATED TO COMMITTING ACTS OF SABOTAGE, MR. BYRON STAMATOPOULOS, DIRECTOR-GENERAL AT THE GREEK PRESS MINISTRY, SAID LAST SATURDAY (7 SEPTEMBER). HE ALLEGED THAT IN ADDITION TO PLANNING THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT, THE GROUP HAD PLANTED BOMBS AT THE FOOT OF THE ACROPOLIS HILL IN ATHENS, IN GARDENS, PARKS AND PUBLIC SQUARES ON THE DAY OF THE ATTEMPT.

    ONLY TWO OF THESE HAD EXPLODED, THE OTHERS HAVING BEEN DISCOVERED BY THE POLICE BEFORE BEING DETONATED, HE SAID.

    MR. STAMATOPOULOS SAID THAT ALEXANDROS PANAGOULIS, THE MAN WHO, IT IS ALLEGED, EXPLODED A BOMB NEAR MR. PAPADOPOULOS' CAR ON AUGUST 13, WAS FOUND TO HAVE SEVERAL GREEK AND FOREIGN PASSPORTS ON HIM.

    THE 20 ACCUSED MEN ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE INTENDED TO CREATE A STATE OF CHAOS BY BLOWING UP RAILROADS, COMMUNICATION INSTALLATIONS, POWER STATIONS AND THE LIKE, IN AN EFFORT TO PROVOKE FOREIGN INTERVENTION IN THE COUNTRY.

    AMONG EQUIPMENT ALLEGEDLY FOUND IN THE HOUSES OF THE ACCUSED MEN OR IN THEIR SECRET HIDEOUTS WERE SIX CARS, GUNS AND AMMUNITION, HAND-MADE BOMBS, DYNAMITE STICKS AND TINS OF PETROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTQ730EU1VTE3KY3LWL5691I7
    Media URN:
    VLVADTQ730EU1VTE3KY3LWL5691I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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