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Greek police hearth teargas at protesting migrants on Lesbos

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

A journalist on the bottom stated the migrants had been annoyed with being in refugee camps and wish to go away the island, however the Greek authorities stated on Friday they might “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 optimistic 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 need 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 kids.

CNN has contacted native police for particulars about Saturday’s clashes however has but to obtain a response.

Refugees from the camp have been left homeless and hungry after the fires, with some sleeping at roadsides and gasoline 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 quickly relocate about 1,000 migrants — notably these in weak teams — onto a ship that has docked at Sigri, on the western facet of the island.

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