• Short Summary

    A protest meeting by students in the Soviet Union on Thursday (18 July) called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene in Cyprus.

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    A protest meeting by students in the Soviet Union on Thursday (18 July) called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene in Cyprus. The students at Moscow's Friendship University adopted a resolution demanding an end to "the criminal coup" against the Government of Archbishop Makarios. The students also voted in favour of deportation form the Island of the 650 Greek officers in the Cypriot National Guard.

    Principal speaker at the rally was Mr. Andreas Frantis, ???eputy leader of the Cypriot Communist Party, who claimed the coup was planned form Athens, the Greek capital. He said the Greek Government aimed to impose "an anti-popular dictatorial regime" on the people of Cyprus.

    Mr. Frantis denounced the elevation to the Presidency of Mr. Nikos Sampson, a supporter of the late General Grivas, the Eoka guerrilla leader. He said the swearing-in ceremony itself was illegal because it had been performed by a de-frocked bishop.

    Another speaker, Professor Oleg Zhidkov, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Law at the university, said the Soviet people and Government denounced the coup. He also spoke of the solidarity felt by the Soviet people for the struggle of the Cypriots.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEN3GBHDVI7TUT78204OYX0T09
    Media URN:
    VLVAEN3GBHDVI7TUT78204OYX0T09
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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