Parties condemn activists who removed Greek flags

first_imgPolitical parties Edek and Solidarity on Tuesday condemned members of the Left Movement-We Want Federation for taking down Greek flags from various locations in Nicosia.“The people involved in the incident should be brought to justice and punished. We hope this leads to measures to avoid such incidents in the future,” a Solidarity announcement said.Edek’s announcement said the act of hooded people who had the audacity to take down Greek flags from historical and religious monuments but were not brave enough to show their faces was a shame.Four Greek flags were taken down over the weekend from the Pancyprian Gymnasium, a National Guard post, the Church of Agios Lazaros, and Eleftheria Square and were replaced by a flag symbolising an independent and reunified Cyprus.As shown in a video posted on social media by members of the movement, the Greek flags were sent to the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicos Kotzias.This was a symbolic act aimed to send a loud message that Cyprus should be rid off the so-called respective “motherlands”.The Left Movement-We Want Federation stated on its Facebook page that peace in Cyprus means reunifying the country and its people.“This presupposes the overthrow of the sovereignty of Greek and Turkish nationalism at a political, ideological and symbolic level. It does not bother us that some of our compatriots identify them-selves as Greeks or Turks. What we do not tolerate, however, is the imposition of Greek and Turkish sovereignty and the undermining of the independence of Cyprus,” the group said.The movement previously replaced various street signs in Nicosia with stickers on April in an at-tempt to restore the memory of the victims from both communities. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsAging Cat? Help Them Thrive By Doing This One ThingUltimate Pet Nutrition Pet SupplementsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Motorist jailed and fined for speeding

first_imgA 47-year-old man was on Thursday jailed for a month and fined €3,150, among others, for a series of traffic violations including, speeding, running red lights, and failure to comply with police instructions.The 47-year-old had been clocked on March 17 on Nicos and Despina Pattihis Street in Larnaca, by members of the police motorcycle unit and was flagged down for a routine check.Instead of stopping, the man accelerated in a bid to escape. The officers chased him and repeatedly asked him to stop his vehicle but he went on, running two red lights and driving at speeds that reached 160km/hour on a 65km road in Larnaca and 186km on the Larnaca-Kofinou road where the legal limit is 100km.He was eventually intercepted near Skarinou and officers found out he had been driving with a suspended licence and without insurance.On March 21 he appeared before the Larnaca district court where he admitted to 12 charges. He was remanded in custody and on Thursday he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was fined €3,150, his licence was suspended for four months, and he also received 27 points.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more