The protest at Cyprus’ central prison complex is driven by prison guard unions in response to the unfair dismissal of thirteen guards due to understaffing. This demonstration aims to shed light on the critical issue of staffing shortages that compromise security within the country’s penal establishments.
Protesters in Limassol demand immediate restoration of over 50 trees in Dasoudi, threatening further protests if demands are not met within two weeks. Mayor Xydias criticizes forestry department for excessive clearout, highlighting the importance of urban green spaces for wildlife and community wellbeing.
The orange growers in Morphou, Cyprus, are battling market pressures from Turkish imports and the threat of citrus greening disease. Their recent protest, highlighted by a symbolic act of burning oranges, underscores the urgent need for support to safeguard their livelihood and the sustainability of the citrus industry in the region.
Farmers in Paphos are demanding increased government subsidies to address financial struggles worsened by international conflicts and the Covid19 pandemic. Their planned protest near Paphos airport aims to draw attention to the urgent need for fair support to sustain agricultural heritage and cope with rising operational costs.
Approximately 15 to 20 Greek Cypriot students were arrested for protesting outside the Turkish embassy during President Erdogan’s visit to Athens. The students, linked to the nationalist group DrasisKes, opposed Erdogan’s presence, leading to heightened security measures and a temporary ban on public gatherings.