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27 May, 2024
 
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Protesters rally against police brutality and bias

African community in Cyprus hold protest demanding justice and equality in the face of oppression

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A peaceful demonstration unfolded Saturday at noon in Eleftheria Square, driven by the African Community in Cyprus and bolstered by allied organizations. Attendees voiced calls for respect toward immigrants, highlighting several demands, including an end to police repression, deportations, and mistreatment of asylum seekers and third-country nationals. They also advocated for equitable access to medical and health services.

The rally, outlined in a community statement, was prompted by the recent passing of Anisur Rahman, an immigrant from Bangladesh, on April 10 in Limassol. "Our aspiration is for a life free from the specter of police harassment and violence, with fair living conditions and unfettered access to vital social services," the statement underscored.

Furthermore, it alleges that immigrants face discrimination from both the state and employers, often being treated as second-class citizens. Additionally, they claim to contend with racial profiling and scrutiny from law enforcement while living in Cyprus

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