Georgios Xanthos Chr. Tsikouris (Γεώργιος Ξάνθος Χρ. Τσικουρής) bust

Χρίστος Τσικουρής (1)n Χρίστος Τσικουρής (3)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Stasinou Avenue, Nicosia Municipality Children’s park. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: > 2 meters

Category: The Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Greece (ΕΑΔΕ/EADE)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Georgios Tsikouris died in 1970 during his attempt to set off a bomb at the American Embassy in Athens, as a protest to its presumed collaboration with the Greek junta. The initiative for the bust was taken by “The Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Greece” (ΕΑΔΕ/EADE) which coordinated the fundraising, too. The unveiling took place on February 28th 1982.

Selected sources:
~ Απογευματινή (Apogevmatini), September 4, 1995.
~Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 25, 1979, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 3, 1988, p. 4.
~ Matthopoulou, Evangelia. 2012. «Μνημεία, Προτομές και Ανδριάντες στο Δήμο Λευκωσίας» (“Monuments, busts and statues in Nicosia Municipality”), Φιλολογική Κύπρος 2009-2011 (Philoloyiki Kypros 2009-2011), Nicosia: Hellenic Intellectual Association of Cyprus.