The Natives Are Restless on Lesbos

The following video from Germany reports from the Greek island of Lesbos on violent clashes between police and local residents, who object to a planned new reception center for migrants.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   On the Greek island of Lesbos, there were clashes
00:03   between residents and the police this past Tuesday.
00:06   The reason was the planned reception centre for refugees. The demonstrators tried to prevent
00:13   construction machinery from being unloaded. The police used teargas. Greece plans to replace
00:19   existing refugee camps on several islands with newer ones.
00:23   Including Camp Moria on the island of Lesbos.
00:26   19,000 people live in and around camp Moria,
00:30   which is meant to accommodate just under 3,000 people.
00:35   Hundreds of thousands have made their way to Europe from Turkey through the Greek isles.
00:40   Following the refugee agreement between the EU and Turkey,
00:43   the numbers have decreased, but since last August have been steadily increasing.
 

3 thoughts on “The Natives Are Restless on Lesbos

  1. Bwahaha! The headline made me laugh. Thanky. What a bunch of wayciss wrongthinkers to want to keep their own land. Because they live there that’s why.

  2. I wish they would remember their ancestors who fought the Nazi occupation.
    They knew how to do it.
    Be strong were the enemy is weak and be gone were the enemy is strong.

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