Residents of the villages of Athienou, Avdellero and the occupied village of Piroi in the District of Larnaca marched on Sunday morning demanding the opening of the Piroi crossing between the areas under government control and the occupied areas.

President of the Republic Demetris Christofias has instructed the Greek Cypriot Committee which discusses with the Turkish Cypriot Committee about such issues to place the opening of the crossing within its priorities, stated Athienou Mayor and President of the Coordinating Committee for the Opening of Crossings Spyros Papouis.

Local Administration Council President of Piroi Andreas Piroyiatis said that the motto is one: “Return to Piroi”, adding that the village of Piroi must be returned and the free movement of people must be allowed.

Many residents gathered at the Athienou roundabout and marched for a distance of one kilometer within the dead zone. Papouis also submitted a Resolution approved by the residents to a UNFICYP Officer.

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