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Cyprus: Teenagers vent their anger with 'Merkel is a whore' chants00:54

Cyprus: Teenagers vent their anger with 'Merkel is a whore' chants

Cyprus, Nicosia
March 26, 2013 at 11:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cyprus: Teenagers vent their anger with 'Merkel is a whore' chants

Hundreds of teenage students marched in the streets of the Cypriot capital, Nicosia on Tuesday, voicing anger and frustration at the European Union, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The youths demonstrating in the city chanted in Greek: "Merkel, you are a whore!". Other young people gathered outside the country's parliament and marched towards the presidential palace shouting out aversions in anger over the current economic crisis that has swept across the Mediterranean island.

The protest was the first rally in the capital since a deal was reached with the EU and International Monetary Fund on Monday for a €10bn ($13bn) bailout package. Despite an agreement being made between eurozone leaders after tense negotiations, Cyprus's banks will remain closed for a further 48 hours after already ten days of closure. Cypriots have only had limited access to their funds, with the Central Bank of Cyprus imposing a €100 limit on ATM withdrawls per day, and growing fears from authorities that a bank run will happen.

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Cyprus: Teenagers vent their anger with 'Merkel is a whore' chants

Hundreds of teenage students marched in the streets of the Cypriot capital, Nicosia on Tuesday, voicing anger and frustration at the European Union, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The youths demonstrating in the city chanted in Greek: "Merkel, you are a whore!". Other young people gathered outside the country's parliament and marched towards the presidential palace shouting out aversions in anger over the current economic crisis that has swept across the Mediterranean island.

The protest was the first rally in the capital since a deal was reached with the EU and International Monetary Fund on Monday for a €10bn ($13bn) bailout package. Despite an agreement being made between eurozone leaders after tense negotiations, Cyprus's banks will remain closed for a further 48 hours after already ten days of closure. Cypriots have only had limited access to their funds, with the Central Bank of Cyprus imposing a €100 limit on ATM withdrawls per day, and growing fears from authorities that a bank run will happen.

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