November 28, 1955

CYPRUS: Nicosia, 25 – The situation in Cyprus is becoming even more of a nightmare for the British. The correspondent of the Daily Herald reports that terrified residents (obviously referring to the British) were under a self-imposed curfew and remained locked in their homes, the windows shuttered. One question was being whispered from one household to another: «Who will be next?» Ledra Street, which has Nicosia’s most modern stores, was almost deserted today, as were the cafes surrounding it, which are usually filled with Englishwomen relaxing after their shopping. British wives in Cyprus did not leave their homes today after yesterday’s killing of a British soldier near his home. Meanwhile, this morning, clearly in a retaliation, the British killed a Cypriot who did not stop when challenged in the area where the British soldier had been killed. DEMONSTRATIONS: Yesterday morning pupils from various high schools in Athens declared a strike and held lively demonstrations to protest against the death sentence passed against Cypriot patriot Michail Karolis.

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