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Greece: EU flag set alight at pro-refugee protest on Greek-Turkish border02:08

Greece: EU flag set alight at pro-refugee protest on Greek-Turkish border

Greece, Kastanies
January 24, 2016 at 16:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several hundred people gathered near the Greek-Turkish border crossing in Kastanies, Sunday, to protest against the construction of a border fence along the Evros River. This was the second instalment of a two-day protest organised in the Greek Evros region against border fences and EU countries' stricter migration policy.

The protesters set an EU flag alight as they marched through the street of Kastanies before being stopped by police some 200 meters from the border. Only four activists were allowed to pass through, where they stood with a banner reading "Refugees in, nazis out, open borders, Frontex out."

One of the organisers, Petros Constantinou, coordinator of the Movement Against Racism and the Threat of Fascism (KEERFA), denounced the "policy of the European Union, the policy of bombing, the policy of racism and islamophobia."

The protesters will depart later in the afternoon to various locations across Greece.

Greece: EU flag set alight at pro-refugee protest on Greek-Turkish border02:08
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Several hundred people gathered near the Greek-Turkish border crossing in Kastanies, Sunday, to protest against the construction of a border fence along the Evros River. This was the second instalment of a two-day protest organised in the Greek Evros region against border fences and EU countries' stricter migration policy.

The protesters set an EU flag alight as they marched through the street of Kastanies before being stopped by police some 200 meters from the border. Only four activists were allowed to pass through, where they stood with a banner reading "Refugees in, nazis out, open borders, Frontex out."

One of the organisers, Petros Constantinou, coordinator of the Movement Against Racism and the Threat of Fascism (KEERFA), denounced the "policy of the European Union, the policy of bombing, the policy of racism and islamophobia."

The protesters will depart later in the afternoon to various locations across Greece.