Greece: clashes erupt between police and migrants in Moria camp

Asylum seekers demonstrated to demand shelter, after the fire that ravaged the camp of Moria, Greece.

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A few days after the fire that devastated the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in Greece, clashes broke out this Saturday, September 12 between the police and migrants who were demonstrating for shelter.


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Tensions rose a notch this Saturday, September 12 on the island of Lesbos, Greece, a few days after

the fire that destroyed the Moria camp


Police fired tear gas at migrants who threw stones at them during a demonstration

demanding shelter


After spending four nights on the streets, hundreds of asylum seekers are showing their anger as

resettlement solutions fall




The island's authorities, who refuse to rebuild the camp, want to transfer the migrants to hundreds of tents that they began to urgently install on Friday in an enclosure near the port.

More than 11,000 people, including thousands of children, have been homeless for four days.


Families will have priority, with tents planned for six people.

The rehousing process begins

 ”this Saturday, said the spokesperson of the Ministry of Immigration, Alexandros Ragavas.

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