Lesbos: Greek police fire tear gas at protesting migrants

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Migrants had been protesting alongside the principle street connecting the island city of Mytilene and the placement of the brand new camp, which is because of be arrange by the authorities after the Moria camp was razed earlier this week.

Greek police confirmed using tear fuel to disperse protesters, saying Saturday, “Small scale clashes between police and protesting migrants came about earlier immediately.”

About 300 migrants had been rehoused to a brand new camp Saturday, police stated.

A journalist on the bottom stated the migrants had been pissed off with being in refugee camps and wish to depart the island, however the Greek authorities stated on Friday they’d “not be blackmailed” into relocating them.

Greek authorities stated the fires at Moria appeared to have been intentionally lit after quarantine guidelines had been imposed on residents who had examined constructive for coronavirus at Europe’s largest refugee camp.

One protester had been affected by the teargas and was shouting angrily about her remedy within the camp.

The migrants had been chanting “Freedom!” and holding placards that learn “no tent, no Lesbos, no Greece,” “we’d like peace and freedom” and “Moria Kills All Lives.”

Tensions come after 4 days since fires tore by way of Moria, Europe’s largest refugee camp, displacing 13,000 individuals together with hundreds of youngsters.

Refugees from the camp have been left homeless and hungry after the fires, with some sleeping at roadsides and fuel stations whereas dozens of households took refuge in a close-by cemetery.

Director of the Greek Migration Minister’s workplace, Konstantinos Kostakos, stated authorities would briefly relocate about 1,000 migrants — significantly these in susceptible teams — onto a ship that has docked at Sigri, on the western aspect of the island.

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