Cyprus Mail

Demonstration against Akamas fires

File photo

A demonstration against Wednesday’s arsonist attacks in Akamas is taking place on Saturday outside the agriculture ministry.

Following the fires that broke out in Akamas, the organisation Save Akamas, Save Cyprus is organising a protest outside the new agriculture ministry near Kalispera traffic lights at 12pm with the slogan ‘Hands off Akamas’.

The fire broke out at 9.30am on Wednesday and took eight hours to extinguish, burning 70 hectares of pine trees, bushes and vegetation.

“Since 2017 the Akamas peninsula is systematically targeted by arsonists. During these three years, arsonists have set around 80 fires in or around the National Forest Park,” the announcement said. “The state is at best tolerating and at worst encouraging such criminal behaviours.”

According to the organisers’ announcement, protesters are demanding the government take appropriate measures and press charges against the perpetrators.

“Your crocodile tears are not enough to put out the flames you set at Akamas,” they said.

Related Posts

‘Glimmer of hope’ for Mitsero communities battling plant relocation

Jean Christou

Cyprus expresses ‘deep sorrow’ for loss of life in Egyptian fire

Staff Reporter

The greatest health and social scourge of all time

Christos Panayiotides

Helios crash was a ‘punch to the gut’, lead Greek investigator Tsolakis says

Ineia residents block roads for an hour to protest Akamas local plan

Jean Christou

Concern over increase in crime in the north

CM Guest Columnist