News Local Seven arrested in Limassol for anti-covid measures violent protest

Seven arrested in Limassol for anti-covid measures violent protest

The Limassol police arrested seven persons for last night’s incidents, during which five policemen were injured, including one member of the Fire Service.

Moreover, fire was caused after a Molotov cocktail was thrown against a police vehicle while private and police vehicles were damaged due to the fact that the protesters were throwing various objects at them.

The incidents took place around 7 p.m. at a point of the coastal road of 28th October. A protest march by a number of citizens was taking place in the area.

When the march moved toward the Limassol Marina, around 100 people left the protest. They started throwing Molotov, crackers and flares along the 28th October Street, as well as in other streets of the area so the Police’s anti-riot units intervened.

During the incidents four policemen and one fireman were injured and taken to hospital where they were treated and discharged.

Members of the Limassol CID arrested six persons based on a court warrant due to evidence against them. Another young man, aged 15, was also arrested both for the incidents but also for possessing drugs.

The Limassol CID continues the investigation.

Top Stories

New covid cases under 200 today, number of hospitalised rising

  The health ministry announced 152 new cases of covid-19 over the past 24 hours, 11 of which were confirmed by PCR following an initial...

Central Bank Governor tests positive for covid

  Central Bank governor Constandinos Herodotou has tested positive for covid-19 and will self-isolate at home where he will continue his duties. Herodotou announced the positive...

Britain expects “very significant” week for Brexit talks as clock ticks down

  Britain and the European Union are heading into a “very significant” week, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said, as talks over a trade deal...

No restrictions to and from Limassol and Paphos as of midnight

  Authorities are suspending movement restrictions to and from Limassol and Paphos as of midnight in line with the new health ministry directives announced on...

Iran to give a ‘calculated’ response to nuclear scientist killing, says official

  Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader,...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...