• Short Summary

    GREEKS IN LONDON AND ATHENS CELEBRATED THE 150 ANNIVERSARY OF GREEK INDEPENDENCE FROM TURKISH RULE ON THURSDAY (MARCH 25) -- BUT WHILE THE GREEK MILITARY GOVERNMENT HELD ITS OWN OFFICIAL CELEBRATIONS, OPPOSITION FACTIONS IN BOTH CAPITALS USED THE OCCASION AS AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT OCCASION.

  • Description

    1.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED
    0.03

    2.
    CU & SV DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING PLACARDS LISTEN TO MAN SPEAKING (3 SHOTS)
    0.14

    3.
    SV PAN DEMONSTRATORS TO STATUE
    0.19

    4.
    CU TILT DOWN STATUE OF LORD BYRON
    0.24

    5.
    SCU STREET NAME 'UPPER BROOK STREET'
    0.27

    6.
    SV PAN FLAG AT EMBASSY TO DEMONSTRATORS ALONG STREET (2 SHOTS)
    0.37

    7.
    SV PAN MARCHERS UP TO EMBASSY & HANDS IN PETITION (2 SHOTS)
    1.00



    Initials SGM/2216 SGM/2231



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GREEKS IN LONDON AND ATHENS CELEBRATED THE 150 ANNIVERSARY OF GREEK INDEPENDENCE FROM TURKISH RULE ON THURSDAY (MARCH 25) -- BUT WHILE THE GREEK MILITARY GOVERNMENT HELD ITS OWN OFFICIAL CELEBRATIONS, OPPOSITION FACTIONS IN BOTH CAPITALS USED THE OCCASION AS AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT OCCASION. LORD BYRON, THE BRITISH POET WHO RALLIED WORLD OPINION IN THE BATTLE TO GAIN GREECE'S INDEPENDENCE FROM TURKEY, FIGURED IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS -- FOR IN LONDON PROTESTORS GATHERED AT HIS STATUE IN HYDE PARK TO PAY HOMAGE BEFORE MARCHING TO THE GREEK EMBASSY TO CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GREECE. THIS FILM SHOWS THE DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZVO1V42RIJARY1GVFWXGZ1UC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZVO1V42RIJARY1GVFWXGZ1UC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment