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Martyrs who resisted against the British Colonial Rule were commemorated with ceremonies which were held at the Martyrs’ Monument in Lefkoşa and Küçük Kaymaklı cemetery.

Protests carried out by the students were the beginning of the 27-28 January 1958 events after the news that the UK accepted division of the island. British Colonial rule used violence against the protesters. The following day protests spread over the whole island with the reaction to violence exerted towards the students.

During the events of 27-28 January 1958 great protest demonstrations were held in Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca and Famagusta and 7 Turks were killed and more than 100 people were injured.

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