March 22, 1956

PROTEST IN SILENCE: An announcement by the Panhellenic Committee for the Union of Cyprus with Greece: «This morning (March 16) there will be a complete ban on all traffic between 9.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Transport will shut down and all the stores will close. Pedestrians will abandon the streets. The Greek people’s protest over the gangster methods used by the British authorities to abduct the ethnarch of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and his associates, must be universal. This morning everything will come to a stop.» CHURCHILL-ONASSIS: Monaco, 17 – Sir Winston Churchill, who is staying on the French Riviera in the company of Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis, paid a visit to an old estate belonging to the Societe des Bains de Mer, which had been out of operation for some 20 years. (…) No announcement was made regarding the reason for Mr Churchill’s visit to the estate. RESOLUTIONS: In Greece, vociferous demonstrations continue to take place following the deportation and exile to the Seychelles of the Cypriot ethnarch, Archbishop Makarios, and other Cypriot clerics by the British rulers of Cyprus.