#AceNewsReport – Feb.27: Scores of angry Greeks clashed with police on Wednesday night as violent protests continued over plans to build a new detention center for irregular migrants on the island of Lesbos, with dozens reported injured: Authorities try to contain mounting tensions over plans for camps on Aegean islandsGreek authorities are desperately trying to contain mounting tensions over government plans to construct migrant detention camps on the north Aegean islands after a night of clashes between residents and riot police on Lesbos and Chios.Security forces used teargas and stun grenades to disperse crowds gathered at sites designated for the controversial facilities. In Chios, a local mayor and priest were rushed to hospital after collapsing as a result of the toxic fumes Guardian reports.
The Guardian news, [Feb 25, 2020 at 13:20]
Clashes over Greece’s migrant detention camp plans continue
The Greek government plans to build new camps for refugees in response to overcrowding on Lesbos and four neighbouring islands, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos: Local residents were enraged with the news and used stones, sticks and fire to express their anger: The Greek police used tear gas and rubber bullets against the demonstrators on Wednesday night as rioting entered its third consecutive night: The protesters targeted several locations, including a military camp near Pagani village on Lesbos, where police officers sent to Lesbos are housed.Other targeted locations included the sites earmarked for construction of additional facilities to house migrants on Lesbos and the port of Chios, through which police officers were transported from the continent.
Throughout the night, clashes left as many as 50 riot police officers and 10 protesters injured, according to local media.Lesbos and its neighboring islands are a major entry point for refugees trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean: Over 74,000 new arrivals were registered last year, escalating an already serious overcrowding problem.
Local scuffle with riot police in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25, 2020 © REUTERS/Elias MarcouResidents clash with police as Greek govt proceeds with construction of new migrant center in Lesbos (PHOTOS/VIDEOS) https://ift.tt/2wcMx1r
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