Hundreds of Greek Cypriots marched through Nicosia on Thursday (5 September) in an emotional appeal for, prompt action over their husbands and sons who are missing without trace.
GV EXT Demonstrators gathering at church for rally
SV Demonstrators with banners and placards
CU Women weeping (3 shots)
CU Banners demanding help from UN and Red Cross
CU Placard claiming hundreds are missing
SV Demonstrators set off for Greek Embassy
SV Demonstrators arriving at Embassy
SV Guard at Embassy gates
CU Sign Greek Greek Embassy
SV Demonstrators in grounds of Embassy
CU Wailing women (2 shots)
SV Demonstrators leaving Embassy after handing in petition
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Background: Hundreds of Greek Cypriots marched through Nicosia on Thursday (5 September) in an emotional appeal for, prompt action over their husbands and sons who are missing without trace. Twenty days after the ceasefire ended the Cyprus fighting, 3,189 Greek Cypriots are still unaccounted for.
Women, many dressed in black, screamed and wailed: "We want our husbands", "Give us our sons."
The anguish of the relatives of the missing was heightened before the march set off by a Government announcement, broadcast by Cyprus Radio, accusing the Turks of at least four separate massacres of greek Cypriots in various Turkish occupied parts of the Island.
The statement said evidence gathered by police showed that at least 13. Greeks, including children, women and men up to the age of 90, were murdered in cold blood by Turks up to August 17.
Thursday's demonstrates delivered petitions to the Red Cross, the office of the President Clerides and the Greek Embassy.