April 7, 1955

‘CRIMINALS’: London, 6 – In reply to questions in the House of Lords, Colonial Secretary Viscount Alan Lennox Boyd vehemently condemned the «savage and malicious actions of a group of criminals attempting to disturb the peace in Cyprus.» EOKA STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 6 – Last night Cyprus was quiet and peaceful for the first time since the beginning of anti-British demonstrations and bomb explosions on April 1. According to an official announcement, the police are deployed in the largest towns on the island, and the RAF installations as well as all public buildings and military stores are under heavy guard. Joint military and police patrols will begin this evening in many towns throughout Cyprus. (…) The police announced today that they have arrested two pupils from Limassol’s Greek high school, aged 17 and 19. According to reliable sources, the arrests are related to a secret oath which some pupils have taken to liberate Cyprus from the British yoke. A representative of the British army announced that armed British troops would be deployed in towns in Cyprus. EDEN: London, 6 – Sir Anthony Eden today assumed the post of prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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