RESIDENTS of Pera-Chorio Nisou yesterday protested outside one of the two chemical factories in their village, which are said to be a health hazard to locals, while about 100 police officers barricaded off the plant.
Previous protests have succeeded in having one of plants relocated within the next six months. The residents peacefully requested yesterday that the second chemical plant also be moved.
During the protest the community leader urged the residents to “remain united until the second plant is also moved.”
A cancer patient stated that within an area of about 500 meters from the plant, 37 people are suffering from the disease.Read More