February 1, 1956

GREEKS OF KYRENIA: Nicosia, 31 – Several British soldiers were injured today in Kyrenia when a group of high school students threw stones and tiles at them during a demonstration. Kyrenia was the scene of many clashes today between security forces and schoolchildren in many parts of town. The children staged demonstrations while waving Greek flags and shouting anti-British slogans. When soldiers arrived at the scene, the schoolchildren took up battle positions and began throwing stones at them. Assisted by police officers, the soldiers used clubs after failing to break up the crowd with tear gas. (…) Some of the soldiers drew their revolvers in order to frighten the crowd but did not use them. Finally, both sides withdrew from the scene. No arrests were made. Elsewhere, incidents occurred between Greek schoolchildren and British forces in Morphou. NIKOLAOS VLACHOS: Nikolaos Vlachos, who was history professor at the Athens University’s school of philosophy, died yesterday morning. The deceased was born in 1893 on Thera and was appointed professor at Athens University in 1939.

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