• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF A NEW SANDBAGGED POST OUTSIDE NICOSIA'S LEDRA PALACE HOTEL.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF A NEW SANDBAGGED POST OUTSIDE NICOSIA'S LEDRA PALACE HOTEL.

    THE POSITION WAS ERECTED BY GREEK CYPRIOTS WHO CLAIMED IT WAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF GREEK CIVILIANS USING THE STREET. ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE AWAY THERE IS A FORTIFIED TURKISH CYPRIOT POST.

    YESTERDAY GREEK CYPRIOTS WEARING NATIONAL GUARD UNIFORMS DISMANTLED THE SANDBAGGED POSITION, TWO HOURS AFTER THE PRESIDENT AND THE U.N. COMMANDER GENERAL PREM GYANI, HAD MADE A 40 MINUTE VISIT TO THE AREA.

    ON FRIDAY U.N. TROOPS BEGAN TO DISMANTLE THE GEEK CYPRIOT POST BUT WERE ORDERED TO KEEP AWAY BY THE NICOSIA POLICE CHIEF, MR. MICHAEL PANTELIDES. THE U.N. FORCES THEN SET UP THEIR OWN ROADBLOCK IN THE "GREEN LINE" AREA SEPARATING THE HOTEL POSITION AND THE NEARBY TURKISH CYPRIOT FORTIFICATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4IQ58VBJWDOFEV6L4R9BKOWB
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4IQ58VBJWDOFEV6L4R9BKOWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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