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Three Teens Questioned in Flag Vandalism Case

Three teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16 were questioned by police in relation to the burning of Greek and Cyprus flags in Ayios Nikolaos cemetary in Limassol, said spokesman Michalis Katsounodos today.

The teens were released without any charges, and police expect to bring in another 10 people for questioning by the end of the day.

A total of 25 flags were destroyed and 70 grave ornaments on the evening of January 10th, said the spokesman. Security measure are to be increased in areas where flags are hung, he added.

So far, police do not suspect a link between recent flag vandalism in former president Tassos Papadopoulos' grave in Nicosia and last night's events, although some of the flags that were destroyed in Limassol hung over former president Spyros Kyprianou's grave.

"According to police information, my father's grave was not a specific target," said foreign minister Marcos Kyprianou.

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