News Local Anti-racism demo held in Nicosia

Anti-racism demo held in Nicosia


An anti-racism demonstration was held in Nicosia on Sunday with about 300 protesters gathering at Eleftheria Square and marching to the Interior Ministry in what organisers said was a reply to the government’s policies on migration, philenews reports.

in announcement, the organisers said they were raising the voice against the “concentration camps of the 21st century”.

They said they wanted to protest against the “miserable living conditions and the fact that migrants remain confined to the camps, even after restrictions on movement have been lifted.”

The organisers also said they oppose government’s actions, which they said attempt to criminalise any form of disagreement.

“Half the planet are refugees. Where do you live” and “Not even at Pournara or anywhere, no to concentration camps,” some of the placards read.

The march was a follow on from a solidarity protest held last Sunday at the reception centre for asylum seekers at Pournara, Kokkinotrimithia.

The centre was established with EU funds to act as the First Registration Reception Centre where asylum seekers would stay for 72 hours to undergo medical testing and be registered with the Cypriot authorities.

However, amid the coronavirus outbreak, they have been kept at the centre in what NGOs have described as appalling conditions – criticism which the government has rebuffed.


Top Stories

Driver ‘flying’ at 187 km on the Larnaca-Kofinou highway

  A driver was caught speeding at almost 200 kilometres per hour on the Larnaca-Kofinou highway last night, as police intensified its nationwide road traffic...

Forest fires red alert for 2nd day running

  The forestry department has issued yet another fire red alert, as hot and dry conditions continue and temperatures on the mountains are expected to...

Greece PM says won’t accept strict EU conditions on COVID aid – FT

  Greece will not accept strict European Union conditions on the use of the coronavirus emergency aid, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Financial Times...

Mexico surpasses France in coronavirus death toll, 5th highest globally

  Mexico reported 523 more coronavirus deaths, pushing its tally to 30,366, overtaking France to become the fifth-highest in the world. The health ministry also reported...

Japan braces for return of torrential southern rains that killed 16

  Torrential rains that hit Japan’s southern island of Kyushu killed 16 people, with 13 going missing and 17 showing no vital signs, public broadcaster...


Cyprus sprouts with cream and prosciutto

In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...


Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Loukaniko Pitsilias – Pitsilia Sausage

Pitsilia sausage is produced in the Pitsilia region from pork minced meat that is “cooked” ( matured) in the dry red wine of the...