News from the Cyprus explosion

News from the Cyprus explosion

Cyprus Moni Power Station

News from the explosion and how people are reacting and feeling; The protest wasnt actually a riot. From someone who was actually there. They write; The media are trying to make it look worse than it actually was, so that people are afraid to go and prote…st, but it looks like nothing is going to stop them, and I am glad, writes my informer.   There were thousands of people, young, old, mothers with children, it was just a flood in the streets. We arrrived at the presidency and as soon as we did the police were ready with all their riot outfits on and shields, and started throwing tear gas. Thats why it got out of hand, because a handful of youths took the advantage to take it further.   There are protests every night, everyone is disgusted and alot of sadness around. Yesterday I attended the funeral of a fire fighter who is a neighbour, its just angered me even more.   I don’t belong to any political party, but I do care about the future of this country and my son who will serve in this army. They continue; So much information is now leaking, that its sickening. There were constant smaller fires amongst the containers which the soldiers were told to just extinguish. The Navy chief that died was ready to hand in his resignation, as his constant warnings to the ministry of defence about the containers were falling on deaf ears. He actually evacuated the 100s of soldiers that were in the army base and sent them all home, knowing that this time it was going to be a disaster.   The president made a speech yesterday, 4 days after the tragedy, to give his condolences to the families !   As far as im aware, only a very brief coverage on the subject has been given in the Uk, and no actual details, is that right ? END Once again thoughts and prayers go out to these people at this sad time.