In Cypress 350 Shop Owners Arrested for Violating Sunday Law
Big retailers and other shops opened on Sunday in defiance of the law relegating them to closing on Wednesday afternoons and Sundays, the CyBC reported.
Last week the government announced a return to the 2006 law as of Sunday January 3 until the Supreme Court rules on parliament’s last rejection in the ongoing dispute.
The shops that opened on Sunday could face a fine for violating the law but said earlier they were willing to take that chance. CyBC reported later on Sunday that 350 shops islandwide had been booked by police for violating the law but still refused to close even though police returned to check on them later in the day in some cases, the report said. The penalty for violating the law is up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 17,000 euros, or both.