Livadia dad and mom, mayor protest about 5G antenna

Parents associations and the mayor of Livadia held a demonstration Wednesday morning to protest Cyta’s installation of a 5G antenna on the roof of a centrally located supermarket.

The protest took place on the street in front of the public kindergarten in the suburb of Larnaca, 50 meters from the supermarket.

Protesters placed a banner on the wall of the kindergarten that read “Protect our children”. “You’re selling our babies’ health – shame.” “Say no to 5G.” “The antennas you’re installing must fall. – The health of our children and the residents are not up for negotiation ”and“ I want the antenna to go away – No to radiation ”.

“The problem started last week when a Cyta crew illegally installed a 5G antenna on the roof of a well-known supermarket without the organization submitting an application to the community. As soon as we were informed of the incident, I went to the area personally after notifying the police for the first time, and finally we managed to prevent the crew from installing the antenna, ”commented Mayor Marios Armenis.

“After speaking to a senior at Cyta, I received assurances that the organization would not continue to connect the antenna unless they first submitted an application for approval to the Livadia Municipality, which was duly reviewed by the municipality Advice. Despite the assurances I received, the Cyta crew not only carried out the installation, but also connected the antenna illegally. “

Installing such an antenna in the center of the community at a distance of only 140 meters from both the public kindergarten and elementary school is a big problem, he added.

On Tuesday, the mayor said he had received a letter from the general manager of the supermarket, “in which he informed me that he had sent a letter to Cyta asking her to remove the antenna from the premises immediately.”

The community is already on trial with a company because three antennas have been installed in the area, two very close to schools and a third in the coastal area.

“Since the three antennas were illegally installed, the community sent two letters to the Cypriot Electricity Authority requesting their separation.”

Elena Miltiadou, head of the Parents Association of Parents of Primary Schools in Livadia, said a total of 725 children attend three schools and kindergartens in the region.

“The parents’ associations ask the company to first submit the application to the municipality, which will examine the range of the antennas with its own experts, as three antennas are already installed in the region. Only the municipality can indicate the place where the antennas will be installed, and certainly not 50 to 100 meters away from the schools. “

Around 30 people took part in the protest, taking all coronavirus protective measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

A Cyta spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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