Protest against coronavirus restrictions and 5G in Cyprus escalates into riots
A protest in the Cypriot city of Limassol, organized against coronavirus restrictions, escalated into riots. This is reported by the publication Phileleftheros.
About 400 people who participated in the rally demanded that the curfew be lifted. In addition, there were calls to prevent the installation of 5G communication towers.
At some point, stones and flares flew from the crowd at the police. Several police officers and military personnel were injured, and the protesters were also able to set fire to a police car. It was possible to pacify the crowd only after the appearance of additional police units.
A curfew was imposed in several areas of Cyprus from October 23rd. From 23:00 to 05:00 local time, residents are prohibited from taking to the streets. The reason for this step was the high rate of spread of coronavirus infection.