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The government has condemned the violent episodes involving protesting Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) workers, with President Nicos Anastasiades saying he has called for an inquiry into the clashes between police and protesters, one of whom was hit in the head by a tear gas cannister.
The police response was inadequate, according to a statement by government spokesman Christos Stylianides.
EAC workers smashed a window in the House of Representatives and threw petrol bombs and firecrackers at a police cordon.
The president has already requested a legal opinion from the attorney-general on what measures can be taken to prevent electricity cuts around the country as of Tuesday 25th.