LIMASSOL – Three people have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a far-right ELAM party protest on Wednesday evening that disrupted a speech on the Cyprus problem by former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.
Commenting on the arrests, government spokesman Christos Stylianides confirmed that President Nicos Anastasiades had ordered an investigation into the matter.
“The government will not tolerate acts of terrorism by any group. We pledge to stamp out this phenomenon.”
He added that the president had called Talat to apologise over the incident.
Police said they are not yet sure if the suspects – two men and a woman - are members of ELAM.
Around 100 extremist party members scuffled with police who prevented them from entering the cultural centre on Wednesday. The venue’s front door was shattered while damage was also caused to surrounding properties.