• Short Summary

    GREECE'S NEW MILITARY RULERS PARADED THROUGH ATHENS STREETS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) IN THE TRADITIONAL TORCHLIGHT CEREMONY MARKING THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 'GOOD FRIDAY', AFTER A DAY OF INTENSE DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY.

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    BISHOP, PRIESTS, BEARERS, BANNERS, THE HOLY CROSS AND THE HOLY EPITAPH LEAVING THE CATHEDRAL; DEPUTY PREMIER SPANDIDAKIS, INTERIOR MINISTER PATAKOS AND MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES; GUARDS, SOLDIERS, TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION. (NAT. SOF).




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    EDITORS: THIS FILM HAS MUSIC SOF THROUGHOUT

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    Background: GREECE'S NEW MILITARY RULERS PARADED THROUGH ATHENS STREETS LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) IN THE TRADITIONAL TORCHLIGHT CEREMONY MARKING THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 'GOOD FRIDAY', AFTER A DAY OF INTENSE DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY.

    POLICE HEMMED IN THE MINISTERS AS THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS WALKED SLOWLY ALONG THE PROCESSION ROUTE FROM ATHENS CATHEDRAL TO CONSTITUTION SQUARE AND THE FEW HUNDRED YARDS BACK AGAIN. A SYMBOLIC COFFIN OF CHRIST FORMED THE CENTREPIECE OF THE PROCESSION, WATCHED BY ONLY ABOUT A THIRD OF THE USUAL CANDLE-BEARING ONLOOKERS. THE TORRENTIAL SHOWER OF RAIN AN HOUR BEFORE THE PARADE MY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POOR ATTENDANCE.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY U.S. AMBASSADOR PHILLIPS TALBOT, ACTING AT THE INSTANCE OF COMMUNIST ENVOYS, HASTENED TO QUASH RUMOURS THAT MANOLIS GLEZOS, A LENIN PEACE PRIZE WINNER AND RESISTANCE HERO, HAD BEEN CONDEMNED TO DEATH AND WAS TO DIE AT 0700 GMT YESTERDAY.

    INTERIOR MINISTER BRIGADIER STYLIANOS PATAKOS STRONGLY DENIED THE RUMOURS, FANNED BY MOSCOW RADIO APPEALS FOR A REPRIEVE FOR GLEZOS. NO COURT MARTIALS, HE SAID, HAD BEEN HELD SO FAR BY THE REGIME, AND ANY WHICH NIGHT BE SET UP WOULD BE IN PUBLIC. 'THERE ARE NO MURDERERS AMONG US,' HE CONCLUDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EXHQFKZNL7M2HO3GG9HR23QO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EXHQFKZNL7M2HO3GG9HR23QO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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