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    The entire Athens police force were placed on alert as tens of thousands of angry mourners massed around Athens Cathedral on March 23 for the funeral of murdered right-wing publisher George Athanassiades.

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    SV Placard with photograph of murdered publisher George Athanassiades
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    GVs Demonstrators and crowd outside cathedral in Athens (2 shots)
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    TV Opposition party leader, Evanghelos Averoff-Tositsas, led through crowd
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    TVs Crowds with banners and flags outside cathedral (2 shots)
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    TV Coffin led through crowd as people applaud and shout (2 shots)
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    Background: The entire Athens police force were placed on alert as tens of thousands of angry mourners massed around Athens Cathedral on March 23 for the funeral of murdered right-wing publisher George Athanassiades.

    Mr Athanassiades, a personal friend of President Karamanlis, was shot by a gunman at point-blank range in his office at the conservative Vradini newspaper, which he owned. A clandestine group, representing disgruntled conscripted soldiers, has claimed responsibility. Calling itself the Organisation of Anti-military Struggle, the group said it shot the publisher as a protest against conditions in the army. Prime Minister Andreous Papandreou has appealed to Greeks to keep calm and safeguard democracy, attacking the right-wing for making a political issues of the killings. His call only outraged supporters of the right-wing New Democracy Party, cheering their leader Evangelos Averoff-Tositsas as he walked into the Cathedral. The protestors shouted slogans and called for the resignation of the Greek Minister for Public Order who is investigating the murder.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF3JRWAK3HCAC6POZVACQ9JBCE
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3JRWAK3HCAC6POZVACQ9JBCE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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