August 3, 1955

CYPRUS: Nicosia, 2 – Today Cyprus was a «dead island.» Today’s peaceful demonstration to show the Cypriot people’s anger at the brutal violence of the British was imposing, and carried a threat against the conqueror’s violent measures. The Cypriots were on a 24-hour strike that began at midnight last night (…). The British authorities, fearful of the people’s anger, prohibited all British soldiers and their families from appearing on the streets of the towns and cities. (…) Last night demonstrators broke windows at the headquarters of the British Council here and tried to set fire to the building. (…) The police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. RIGHT AGAINST ‘ANTI-TERRORIST’ LAWS: Nicosia, 2 – This evening right-wing groups held a protest march through the streets of Nicosia carrying placards with slogans against the «anti-terrorist» laws. (…) In Nicosia, the general secretary of the leftist unions, Andreas Ziartidis, addressed a rally stating that «the anti-terrorist law is not only against EOKA (National Organization of Cypriot Fighters), but against every Cypriot people’s movement.»

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