By Alexander Apostolides on April 08, 2012

In disgust: Against the the violent eviction of the Occupy the buffer zone movement

I love the Cypriot Occupy movement. I do not understand their goals, actions and methods of organization, but i love the fact that they are trying, and that they have achieved something that no one has done in 40+ years in Cyprus: they turned the "dead zone" alive, without being driven or directed by nobody.

The violent raid by Cypriot police on the night of the 6th resulted to 2 serious injuries and 26 arrested of persons who are peace protesters. The videos are disgusting - it shows armed police not only arresting people without a warrant, who were not resisting arrest, but intentionally destroying their lodging, and ransacking their collective property.

Dr. Trimikliniotis has recently written on why the action was illegal and against even the principle of the rights granted by law. And yet the mainstream media has remained silent; media (both private and RIK) who know to listen to their masters voice, and hence they refused to shine the light on self organised groups trying to change Cypriot realities.

This island deserves a better, less directed future. WE are all victims of this raid.
Dr. Alexander Apostolides, European University of Cyprus

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