Cyprus Mail

Mass anti-austerity protest called for next week

A TOTAL of 19 organisations will take part in a demonstration against the troika of lenders on Saturday February 8 at 10am, in an attempt to form a human chain around the finance ministry in Nicosia.

The organisations, protesting against austerity measures, include workers unions PEO, DEOK, the teachers unions POED, the pensioners union EKYSY, the Journalists Union, associations against privatisations and parents associations.

In a joint news conference on Friday, representatives from the 19 organisations told reporters their aim was to showcase the public’s anger against austerity measures and government policies

Andros Apostolides, deputy head of teachers union POED told the press that the organisations “reject the disassembly of the state, selling-off public wealth and the unjust distribution of burden when it comes to economic measures”.

Apostolides added that all the organisations think that the government shouldn’t strictly follow troika suggestions “as their policies has been proven not to lead to progress and recovery”.

He urged everyone to attend the demonstration.


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