Migrants and Refugees Hold Protest at Kara Tepe, Mytilene

September 14, 2020

MYTILENE, Greece — A protest dominated by women asylum-seekers and young children started near the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Mytilene, Lesvos on Monday. The protestors gathered at the police blockade on the Mytilene-Thermi national road, which prevents the refugees and migrants from entering the town and has kept them on the road and surrounding areas for the past six days.

The protestors are mainly Afghans and are demanding to be allowed to go to mainland Greece, while they are refusing to be moved to the temporary hosting facility set up in the area.

Greece s prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly to a new tent city. 



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