April 8, 1955

THE AMERICANS: The minister for coordination, Mr Panayis Papaligouras, met yesterday with the leader of the US Economic Mission in Greece, Mr Drake, to discuss an increase in aid. EOKA PROCLAMATIONS: Nicosia, 7 – As the authorities in Cyprus began last night to step up their terrorizing of the Greek population of the island by forming small joint army and police patrols day and night in all Cypriot towns, members of the patriotic organization EOKA (National Organization of Cypriot Militants) posted revolutionary proclamations on walls along main streets in many towns. These proclamations were nearly all affixed on top of government posters offering rewards of 250 pounds for information leading to the arrest of Grigoris Avxentiou. GEORGIOS GRIVAS – ‘DIGENES’: These proclamations which bear the signature «Digenes» say that the dynast of Cyprus had ignored the will of the Cypriot people and their eternal desire to unite with the motherland, Greece. (…). «In the face of this dismissal of our rights,» said the proclamation, «violence is the only means of defense for people who want their freedom.»

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