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The small but very picturesque community of Apesia lies on the south side of the Troodos mountain range, approximately 480 metres above sea level, and is protected in a valley between the rivers Garillis and Limnatis. It is a semi-mountainous area with annual rainfall of around 575ml. Apesia produces a small quantity of cereals, olives and almonds. There are also a few vineyards on the north sides of the mountains that surround the village. Carobs are ...
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Alassa village is only 12 Kilometres from Limassol on the main Limassol to Troodos road. It is built north of the Kouris dam and has a magnificent view of the dam. The village moved to its present location in 1985 because of the construction of the Kouris dam. The history of Alassa began in the 17th century BC and slowly through the years the village was abandoned. It was revived in 1881 AD as a small settlement of 23 residents. In around 1930, there was a ...
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Doros is situated on a hill of 470 metres. It is hidden and surrounded by almond trees and grapevines. Doros is 25 kilometres outside Limassol on the left side of the Limassol to Troodos road, travelling towards Troodos. The name Doros is associated with the ancient Greek word Doris which means forest. The 150 or so residents are all farmers tending their live stock and fruit orchards. The restoration of many houses, the traditional coffee shop and the ...
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Korfi is a approximately 17 Kms from Limassol. The original Korfi settlement was built approximately 2 Kms north-east of the present village, on a steep mountain side. During the heavy rainfall of January 28 1969, there were many landslides that caused a lot of destruction to the houses. The area was considered dangerous and the inhabitants were moved to a settlement built on a higher area, at 550m above sea level, which was considered safer. The new settlement consists of houses ...
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Cyprus Articles [ Police raid on peace movement nets one gramme of cannabis ]

Police raid on peace movement nets one gramme of cannabis

A strong police force spearheaded by the anti-terrorist squad last night raided a building on Nicosia’s Ledra Street -- occupied by a multi-communal peace movement -- arresting at least two people for possession of one gramme of cannabis.

Two people injured during the raid were taken to hospital but were later discharged.

“The operation was conducted in the presence of two individuals – a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot – who were arrested for illegal possession and use of a controlled drug,” a police spokesman said.

Police said the two had resisted arrest and attacked the officers.

The occupants of the building said it was the police who “used violence against peaceful protestors.”

Witnesses said the officers who entered the building at around 10.15 pm had been armed.

People having dinner at a nearby restaurant heard glass breaking and screaming as police entered the building, which belongs to the Church.

It is located just after the Republic’s police checkpoint on the Ledra Street crossing that links the island’s Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities.

It had been occupied by members – mostly youths -- of a multi-communal group known as the Occupy Buffer Zone Movement who are demanding the demilitarisation and reunification of the island.

“People gathered in solidarity and the police used violence again to disperse them arresting two more protestors,” the movement said in a written statement.

The group pledged to fight on.

“We are determined to continue our protest for peace and reunification of our island and call for the support of the people of Cyprus and the global occupy movement.”

The movement has been occupying the area since November 2011.

 

 

Members of the group on Saturday morning


(Source: Cyprus Mail)
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