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Cyprus to celebrate 62 years of independence on Saturday; road closures

The Republic of Cyprus will celebrate October 1 Independence Day with a traditional military parade.

It has been 62 years since the republic was established after Cyprus won full sovereignty from Britain.

The parade will start at 11.00 and will take place at Iosif Hadjiosif Avenue with the participation of motorised, and pedestrian sections, as well as aircraft of the National Guard, the Police, and the Fire Service.

Before the beginning of the parade, President Anastasiades will be officially received. Then the Cypriot flag will be hoisted, the national anthem will be played, and 21 gun salutes will be fired.

Defense Minister Charalambos Petrides and National Guard Chief Lieutenant General Dimocritos Zervakis will also attend the parade.

The Greek Government will be represented by National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos, who will accompany National Defense General Staff Chief General Konstantinos Floros.

Foreign Ambassadors and Defense Attaches will also attend the parade.

Police have released details on traffic arrangements that have been made due to the military parade.

The following roads will be affected:

The section of Iosif Hadjiosif Avenue, from the junction with Spyros Kyprianou until the junction with Athalassas Avenue between 07:00-13:30

The section of Spyros Kyprianou Avenue from the Tseri roundabout until the junction with Iosif HadjiIosif Avenue between 07:00 and 13:30

The section of Demetris Vikelas street from the junction with Spyros Kyprianou Avenue until the GSP roundabout between 05:30-13:00

The section on Pericleous Street from the junction with Iosif HadjiIosif Avenue until the junction with Yiannitson Street between 09:00 – 13:30.

From 09:00 till 13:30 traffic will be cut off temporarily on the section from Athalassa Avenue from the junction with Iosif HadjiIosif Avenue until the junction with Limassol Avenue to facilitate the departure of the mechanised and pedestrian sections taking part in the parade

The public is urged to be careful and to comply with police instructions.

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