Greek police are removing migrants from illegal camps in the Peloponnese, which were set up in that location to make it convenient for the migrants to stow away on ferries bound for Italy.
Many thanks to RR for translating this article from the Patras Times:
A major police operation is taking place on Tuesday morning in the Greek city of Patras in the north of the Peloponnese — the police are taking immigrants out of camps illegally established in two abandoned factories, according to the local newspaper Patras Times.
The operation began at dawn, and involved 380 policemen and ten special police units, the report said.
More than 550 people were withdrawn from the Ladopoulos and AVEX factories on the territory of the old port; they are being put on buses and sent to camps for migrants near the city of Achaea, the newspaper writes.
The operation is scheduled to be completed within a day.
Patras is the main transport hub connecting Greece with Italy, and migrants try to get to the port and hide in trucks waiting to be sent to Italy by ferry.
In recent months in Patras there have been constant clashes between various groups of migrants; the criminal situation near the old port has worsened. A few days ago an Afghan man shot and killed a 20-year-old compatriot, after which several cruel fights took place involving dozens of migrants. On Monday evening, there were new clashes between groups of Afghans.