Fight Racism - President
"Fight racism as much as possible and as decisively as possible," said President Demetris Christofias in a speech to AKEL members amid controversies over APOEL fans' attack on a Turkish basketball team, and rising extreme nationalist sentiment.
Christofias criticised the groups who are trying to create controversy between foreigners and Cypriot workers, saying it is "inhuman and stupid" to blame migrant workers or political refugees for unemployment in Cyprus.
Cypriots themselves found shelter and help abroad, especially during the conflict in 1974, he added. He urged generosity of spirit and a give and take between states and peoples.
"We seek solidarity because we are victims of invasion and occupation, we too express our solidarity to all those in need," he said.