Leontios Macheras, Cypriot chronicler attached to the court of the Lusignans, reported a fight between the men of Lefkosia and the Genoese:
And on Tuesday the sixth of December 1373 after Christ the Genoese tried to deprive the men of Lefkosia of their arms by force, beginning in the Armenian Quarter. And great tumults arose. And the men of Lefkosia seized the keys of the Gate of St. Andrew by force, and blocked the passages with planks and stood ready to fight. And they killed (many) Genoese, because (they were elated and) so confident in their safety, that they were wandering about the town, scattered here and there like sheep. And some were thrown into the pits and some into the ditches, and when the night came they were closely surrounded. And the Genoese were fighting from the Market Gate, and the men of Lefkosia from the Gate of St. Andrew. And the men of Lefkosia made a brave venture and went and snatched the keys of the Market Gate from the hands of the Genoese. Then Sir Ticio Cibo the captain and the other captain Sir Nicol de Guarco came to the queen and said to her: ‘My lady, we placed our hope in God and in you that we should be helped in avenging you on your enemies, and now we have found the contrary, and you have brought us here for them to kill us.’ (Seeing that they had the king in their hands as well as herself,) the queen at once gave the orders in accordance with the captains’ report, and they made a proclamation that every man who lived in Lefkosia should go about his own affairs, and not seek to meddle with the affairs of the crown; ‘for these are the concern of others, and they will look into them. And any one who does not obey this order will have his head cut off as a rebel.’ And immediately the Armenians and the men of Lefkosia returned the keys of the gates, and every one went about his own business. And the Genoese made great progress in Lefkosia.