School visits to Grivas hideout spark controversy

School visits to Grivas hideout spark controversy

By George Psyllides

Communist AKEL has asked the education ministry to withdraw a circular listing places for schools to visit because it included the hideout of EOKA leader Georgios Grivas, a controversial figure viewed in Cyprus as a hero and villain at the same time.

AKEL took issue because Grivas, also known by his nom de guerre Dighenis, later led the EOKA B paramilitary organisation, which many blame for the ills suffered by the island.

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