The nameplate of Demetris Christofias Avenue, which was recently renamed by Larnaca municipality in memory of the former president, has been vandalised.

According to Larnaca’s municipal councilor Marios Koukoumas’ post on Facebook, the vandals threw blue paint and removed the nameplate from the spot.

“They tried to erase his name. The same people are trying to desecrate him every day. Shame!” he posted.

Part of Famagusta avenue in Larnaca was renamed Demetris Christofias avenue in June in honour of the former president who died two years ago.

The act was condemned by the presidency and political parties.

“Such acts contribute to the creation of a climate of discord and will not be tolerated,” a statement from the presidency said.

christofias nameplate before

The renaming ceremony in June