Demetris Hamatsos (Δημήτρης Χαμάτσος) statue

Ανδριάντας Δημήτρη Χάματσου (16)n

Artist: Nikolas Pavlopoulos

Location: Dali. Nicosia district

Material: Bronze

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the statue was taken in 1984 by an ad hoc private committee and Hamatsos’ brother who, at than time, was the head of Dali Community. This initiative was opposed by Dali Municipality committee who wished, instead of promoting one individual, to dedicate a memorial to all the dead fighters from Dali. 

The cost for the monument was covered through private fundraising. Τhe unveiling took place on March 23th 1985. 

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 22, 1985, p. 3. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 1, 1982, p. 3.  
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 24, 1985, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 31, 2000, p. 10.