Cyprus Mail

Cypriots show solidarity for Greece

Protesters gathered in front of the European Commission representation in Nicosia

WITH slogans like “Greece belongs to its people” and “We are not Euroslaves”, several hundred took part in the anti-austerity protest that took place last night outside the EU House in Nicosia in support of Greece while a crucial Eurogroup meeting on the country’s future was underway in Brussels.

The protest, that started at 6pm, was organised by the Solidarity Network of Greek Citizens in Cyprus.

Demetris Alayiannis, member of the solidarity network, said that everyone’s voice from all over Europe needs to reach the decision making centres that regulate people’s lives and that lead the youth to unemployment due to lack of prospects.

“The challenge is not for what the Greek government wants to achieve in the negotiation, it is for the Troika to leave, and to change the terms of our daily lives affected by memoranda and loan agreements,” Alayiannis said.

“Europe needs to receive the message that it must listen to the European people; it cannot bring people to such a difficult predicament. If Germany wants to receive what it gave it has to give people the opportunity to maintain their dignity and be able to make a living,” said another protester.

Also participating in the protest were members of AKEL, EDEK, DIKO, the Green Party, the Citizens Alliance, and the Turkish Cypriot party New Cyprus.

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