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Greece: Protesters break into Moria refugee offices, set containers on fire00:56

Greece: Protesters break into Moria refugee offices, set containers on fire

Greece, Moria
October 24, 2016 at 17:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scores of protesters were seen throwing rocks and burning sheets over a fence at Moria refugee camp, Monday, in protest against long delays in asylum applications. The demonstration led to the offices of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) at the camp being set on fire.

Some 70 protesters, reportedly predominately of South Asian extraction, threw rocks and burning sheets onto three of the EASO containers inside the Moria camp. Riot police have since also been deployed to the camp. There have been reports of injuries.

The southern Greek islands, including Lesbos, are one of the main entry points into the European Union for refugees from the Middle East and Africa who are fleeing violence, war and poverty. Around 15,000 refugees and migrants currently live at the site in Moria, which is reportedly over capacity, leading to regular confrontations between its inhabitants and local authorities.

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Scores of protesters were seen throwing rocks and burning sheets over a fence at Moria refugee camp, Monday, in protest against long delays in asylum applications. The demonstration led to the offices of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) at the camp being set on fire.

Some 70 protesters, reportedly predominately of South Asian extraction, threw rocks and burning sheets onto three of the EASO containers inside the Moria camp. Riot police have since also been deployed to the camp. There have been reports of injuries.

The southern Greek islands, including Lesbos, are one of the main entry points into the European Union for refugees from the Middle East and Africa who are fleeing violence, war and poverty. Around 15,000 refugees and migrants currently live at the site in Moria, which is reportedly over capacity, leading to regular confrontations between its inhabitants and local authorities.

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