April 2, 1955

OUTBREAK OF EOKA STRUGGLE: Paris, 1 – Cyprus spoke out yesterday in the language of free spirits to unwanted rulers. There were 16 attacks with Molotov cocktails and sticks of dynamite in various parts of the island. There were no casualties, but a radio station near Nicosia was damaged. Part of the studio and broadcasting rooms were destroyed by fire. It was the response of a nation to the trial of its militants at the Paphos Estate, to the attempt to quash the expression of its feelings for the country with which it is bound by blood and an ancient civilization. The British responded with emergency measures and most likely will continue with a fresh wave of arrests or even executions, but a beginning has been made and, according to all indications, the uprising will continue until the day that Cyprus is united with Greece. TERRORISTS: The governor of Cyprus, Sir Robert Armitage, has said he is certain that the people of Cyprus «who consider things carefully and are law-abiding citizens share in the astonishment and sadness of the authorities at these terrorist attacks and will never encourage or forgive them.»

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