“The media were waiting for Cypriots smashing windows of banks. Their dreams were not fulfilled—Cypriots are decent people,” said one man of roughly retirement age, who stood outside a Bank of Cyprus branch holding a leaflet that read: “Why must international media be so greedy of horror scenarios?!…Solidarity with the people of Cyprus, NOT their banks.”
Some Cypriots said they would wait a few days before going to their banks.
“We came here for the action. We just want to see what’s going on, but we don’t plan to go to the banks today or tomorrow,” said bus driver Nikos Panagiotou, 38 years old, who stopped at a Bank of Cyprus branch along with a colleague, George Nikolaou, 64, before heading to work. “We will wait for things to calm down. Our wages may be delayed for two to three days but that’s OK,” said Mr. Panagiotou.
Pointing at his bald head, he added: “I have already had my haircut, so I don’t mind.” — WSJ
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Lines are orderly. No bank runs here, according to reports. That’s bullish if Eurozone citizens remain confident in the banking system.