Cyprus Explosion

In the aftermath of the recent explosion which occurred at the Evangelos Florakis Naval station in Cyprus that killed twelve people, a series of demonstrations took place over four nights outside the Presidential Palace in the capital Nicosia.

Demonstrators gathered to voice their anger at the lack of action taken by Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and the Cypriot Government following the explosion.

I was in the country on a different job but was able to get away and shoot some pictures over one of the nights of protest and at the site of the explosion itself.

Evangelos Florakis Naval station in Cyprus

Crowds gather outside the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

Crowds voice their anger

A protestor gestures under the Greek flag

Candle lit vigil outside the Presidential Palace

Hot wax runs over the fingers of a demonstrator

Thousands gather to voice their anger

A memorial to those who were killed in the explosion

A police cordon controlled all access to the site

A woman walks her dog in the grounds of a nearby restaurant only days after the explosion

Published by ian forsyth photography

Press and Documentary photographer covering the North of England. Stringer & contributor for Getty Images News. Prints are available to buy on my website.

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