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    The rifts int eh Greek-Cypriot community of Cyprus showed up in military parades on Saturday (28 October) to mark Cyprus' national day celebrations.

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    The rifts int eh Greek-Cypriot community of Cyprus showed up in military parades on Saturday (28 October) to mark Cyprus' national day celebrations.

    A police officer and two civilians were hurt in street fighting at Famagusta, eastern Cyprus, in clashes between Government supporters and groups opposing President Makarios' policy of continued independence for Cyprus.

    The rifts became apparent too in the big military parade in Nicosia attended by President Makarios. Schoolboys marching with soldiers shouted "Enosis" (Union with Greece") as hey passed the reviewing stand. Government supporters in the crowd shouted the President's name.

    "Enosis" supporters have declared their intention of rejecting any solution to the Cyprus inter-communal conflict that rules out the prospect of union with Greece.

    SYNOPSIS: The rifts in the Greek-Cypriot community did show up in this parade--schoolboys marching with soldiers shouted "Enosis", meaning "Union with Greece", as they passed the reviewing stand while government supporters in the crowd shouted the President's name.

    "Enosis" supporters have declared their intention of rejecting any solution to the Cyprus inter-communal conflict that rules out the prospect of union with Greece.

    These celebrations had started with the usual traditional church service in which President Makarios had taken part. During the ceremony, large crowds had gathered in the streets of Nicosia for the big military display.

    At present the relations between Athens and Nicosia are again on a cordial footing. Greece is strongly backing renewed inter-communal talks aimed at solving the difference between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMTSQPVXICVPTLJQXWJ4R7JCB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMTSQPVXICVPTLJQXWJ4R7JCB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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