A man arrested over a protest against Cyprus’s choice of Eurovision song has been charged, police have said. The man, who has not been named, is accused of barging into the grounds of the country’s public service broadcaster and abusing staff. He claimed the nation’s 2021 entry to the competition – El Diablo – or The Devil – is an “affront to Christianity”, has “satanic” connotations, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation should not be showing it. Video posted online shows the man shouting at a number of employees at the CyBC news department in Nicosia. He has been charged with four offences, including threatening behaviour, verbal abuse and causing a disturbance, local police said on Sunday. Advertisement The defendant in the case is not the only person against the song, however. According to the Cyprus News Agency, CyBC bosses have received phone calls threatening to “burn down” the organisation for promoting the song, which is performed by Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou. More from Cyprus RAF jets involved in IS mission sent to Black Sea amid Russia tensions Detailed plans of a British military base were left online for years Cyprus rape case: Lawyers for British teen to argue she didn’t… Read full this story
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