UK concern over anti-migrant riots in Cyprus

The United Kingdom has expressed concern over the ‘escalating tension’ after anti-migrant demonstrations in Cyprus.

On Friday, a violent protest gathered some 500 people and caused extensive damage to properties in Limassol. This followed an earlier violent demonstration in Cholorakas, near Paphos.

A tweet posted on Monday from the UK in Cyprus account, the official handle of the British High Commission in Nicosia, noted: ‘We condemn recent violence against migrants in Chloraka & Limassol. We’re concerned about the impact escalating tension has on residents & social cohesion. Cyprus accommodates thousands of migrants & refugees, as well as millions of tourists yearly. We stand with all those affected’.

About 6,000 immigrants have arrived in Cyprus up to now this year, about one-half of the figure registered in the same period last year, and there was an increase in the number of irregular immigrants who were repatriated.

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