November 15, 1955

DEMONSTRATIONS IN CYPRUS: Nicosia, 14 – Despite martial law and the oppressive measures that the British authorities in Cyprus impose nearly every day on the Cypriot people in order to suppress their morale, the Cypriots have intensified their struggle to throw off the British yoke. Today there were demonstrations in three towns – Nicosia, Limassol and Famagusta – calling for self-determination and protesting against a Supreme Court ruling rejecting a plea against the death sentence for Cypriot patriot Michail Karolis, who was accused of murdering police officer Herodotus Poulis. EOKA: Nicosia, 14 – The EOKA patriotic organization distributed leaflets today in various towns in Cyprus, threatening to kill many British people if Michail Karolis is executed. MAKARIOS: On Sunday morning Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios held a service in Athens Cathedral and declared from the pulpit: «If Field Marshal Harding (the British governor of Cyprus) received his rank for his tyranny in the country of the Mau Mau, we (…) will smash the field marshal’s baton in his hands.»

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