This day in History | 1974 – Cyprus conflict spills into London

Thousands of Greek-Cypriots in London have been protesting about the disputed government of Cyprus.
Turkish troops landed in the north of the Mediterranean island early yesterday morning after a Greek-­sponsored coup in the capital, Nicosia, last week.
More than 10,000 Greek-Cypriots and British left-­wing activists marched through the centre of London in support of an independent Cyprus and the restoration of Archbishop Makarios as its elected president.

But trouble flared when the group collected outside the All Saints Greek Orthodox church in Camden Town and confronted other Greek Cypriots in favour of union – or enosis – with Greece.

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