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Residents of Kokkinotrimithia protest against Pournara Hosting Center

Next Saturday (11 December) the residents of Kokkinotrimithia will stage a protest against the presence of the Pournara Hosting Center in their area.

They intend to stop traffic in the highway near the roundabout from 10.00 until 12.00.

In a letter to the Interior Minister dated 6 December, the community heads of Kokkinotrimithia, Deneia, and Mammari explained the reasons they will stage the protest noting that the problems caused are huge. Notably:

  • Problems regarding the residents’ health
  • Problems regarding the residents’ safety
  • Increase of criminality
  • Economic decline
  • Freezing of development

The residents are asking the government to

  • Prohibit the movement of migrants in the community
  • Limit their number to 600
  • Leave them in the Center for 20 days and then transfer them elsewhere as provided by law
  • Improve the living conditions of the 600 who will remain in the center.

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