Greece: Protesters rally against EU-Turkey refugee deal in Lesbos

Protesters rallied in Mytilene port on the island of Lesbos on Saturday against the agreement between the EU and Turkey for the return of refugees.
Refugees, local residents and volunteers from NGOs marched in solidarity with refugees and to denounce the EU’s refugee policies and NATO’s involvement in tackling the refugee crisis. Starting from the port, protesters marched through the city to stop by a Greek Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy building,where police were deployed to prevent any violent incidents. The protesters then marched back to the port.
Reports from Greece estimate that more than 5,000 refugees and migrants are accommodated in shelters across the island, while some 49,000 refugees are stranded in Greece, according to the Greek Ministry of Immigration.

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