The World: The Military Ousts Papadopoulos

GREECE The Military Ousts Papadopoulos

The country was already under martial law, so the army was able to move quietly and efficiently. Police and troops quickly surrounded the suburban home of President George Papadopoulos and placed him under arrest while tanks rolled unopposed into the main squares of Athens. By the time the Greek people learned that their country had undergone its second coup d' état in six and a half years, the army had already sworn in a new president, Lieut. General Phaedon Ghizikis, a rightist and friend of deposed King Constantine....

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