Doros Loizos (Δώρος Λοΐζος) bust

 Δώρος Λοΐζου (1)n Δώρος Λοΐζου (2)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis 

Location: Crossroads of Kaniggos and Stasinou streets, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze 

Category: Public Figures, Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Doros Loizos was a poet and an active member of EDEK (ΕΔΕΚ) political party. He was murdered right after the coup, on August 30, 1974, not far from where his bust is placed. 

The initiative for his bust was taken by the London Socialist-Democratic Movement of Cyprus (ΕΔΕΚ/EDEK). The unveiling took place on August 30th 1985.

On the pedestal is written: “Anyway we will resist them; No matter who they are, no matter how powerful they are” (Πάντως εμείς θα τους αντισταθούμε. Όποιοι και νάναι, όσο δυνατοί και νάναι).

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λευκωσίας (Nicosia Municipality Archive), 06-7.2, document October 29, 1984.