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US News Cyprus: Hundreds of protesters in Nicosia against corruption and restrictions

01:30  14 february  2021
01:30  14 february  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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L he Cypriot police on Saturday used a water cannon and tear gas to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating in the capital Nicosia against corruption and anticoronavirus measures.

Among the demonstrators, parents with their children but also young people in balaclavas, noted a journalist from AFP .

Some banged drums and shouted at dozens of riot police deployed in front of the protesters.

The police used a water cannon and tear gas to end the rally, which was banned according to health measures.

Ten protesters were arrested, police said. The police used the water cannon after the demonstrators "threw stones and other objects" at them, according to the same source.

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Six protesters collected fines for violating health restrictions.

A protestor was also seen on the ground suffering from the effects of tear gas and another being treated by ambulance workers after being thrown to the ground by the water cannon.

The organizers of the rally, including leftist, anti-fascist and union activists, called on social networks to demonstrate to say "enough" to "the authoritarianism of the State", to "the failure of the management of the pandemic "and" corruption ".

In January, the authorities announced measures to fight corruption, a few months after the scandal of the "golden passports" for the benefit of foreign investors.

Member of the European Union, Cyprus has issued thousands of passports through this practice, suspected of promoting corruption and money laundering. The program was canceled in November.

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