Protesters, police scuffle at Cyprus checkpoint closed over coronavirus

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NICOSIA (Reuters) – Greek Cypriot police fired pepper spray on Saturday when skirmishes broke out with protesters angry that a checkpoint on the ethnically split island was closed in what authorities have said was a precaution against coronavirus, witnesses said.

Cyprus announced the temporary closure of four checkpoints on the divided island on Feb. 28, the first closure since crossings between the two sides were eased in 2003 after decades of estrangement.

Witnesses said a group of people on the Turkish Cypriot side turned out in support of...


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Protesters, police scuffle at Cyprus checkpoint closed over coronavirus


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