50 Years Ago Today

CYPRUS ISSUE RAISED: Paris, 22 – During today’s session of the relevant UN committee, Greece asked Great Britain to give the people of Cyprus the right to self-determination and to satisfy their demands. Greece’s representative, Mr George Mavros, emphasized that the overwhelming majority of Cypriots wanted this right and that it was tragic that Great Britain had not informed the United Nations of that fact. STUDENTS’ DEMONSTRATION: Thousands of university students gathered in the forecourt of Athens University yesterday afternoon to call for the union of Cyprus with its motherland Greece (…). The students, gripped in a patriotic fervor, decided to march en masse to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where they knelt and prayed for union with Cyprus (…). Police officers moved in and doused the students with water (…). The students, however, were determined to hold their ground and broke up into smaller groups, one of which broke through the police cordon (…). Police officers then began beating them with clubs (…). There were injuries on both sides. SOCCER: The names of the national team members who will play in the coming match against Egypt have been announced. They include goal keeper Pentzaropoulos and Rossidis.

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