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Human chain across Ledra Street checkpoint for peace

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A human chain stretching from south to north Nicosia through the Ledra Street checkpoint will take place on Monday.

The bi-communal event, called ‘Peace Meeting and Reunion’, is part of the international day of action for world peace organised by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The day honours the memory of World War II victims.

In Cyprus the event is being organised by leftist Pancyprian Federation of Labour (PEO), the Turkish Cypriot Federation of Revolutionary Workers union (DEV-IS) , Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ and Workers unions (KTOS, KTOEOS, KTAMS, BES) and the bi-communal group United Cyprus.

PEO general secretary Pambis Kyritsis and the chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Union (KTOS) chairman Sener Elcil, issued a joint declaration on Friday saying the world economic crisis had affected both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot workers and there was a need to intensify common struggles.

They also pledged their support to the negotiations process and called on the two leaders to work with goodwill for “a just and mutually accepted solution”.

On Monday there will be a gathering at the end of Ledra Street in the south at 7pm where the human chain will be formed.

At 8pm, there will an event at the Buyuk Han in the north where the bi-communal chorus for peace in Cyprus and the bi-communal dance group Kypros will perform.

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