Protests against the accommodation of migrants and refugees took place in several regions of Greece, the TV channel Skai reported.
In recent months, the flow of migrants and refugees from the coast of Turkey has increased significantly. In some regions of Greece, migrants are almost more than residents. From the Islands, workers are transported in the continental part of the country.
In the town of Yannitsa in the Pella district in the North of the country last night, three dozen residents gathered to block the road to two tourist buses, on which the authorities brought from 100 to 150 migrants and refugees to be accommodated in a local hotel. The buses initially left the area but returned after police secured passage to the hotel. Subsequently, residents went to the police station to file a complaint.
In the Serra district, a group of people staged a rally at a collection point on the Egnatia highway to protest against the movement of refugees and migrants in Serra. After the protesters left, a bus carrying refugees and migrants drove to a hotel in the Sidirokastro district.
On Saturday night, the mayor of the island of Kos, Theodosis Nikitaras, along with city hall officials and residents came to the port to prevent the disembarkation of 60 migrants, who were taken by ferry from the island of Castelorizo. Municipal machinery also arrived at the port. The day before, 50 migrants were transported to Kos. Now on the island of 4.5 thousand.
The mayor boarded the ferry, after a conversation with him, the migrants were taken to Piraeus. The mayor wrote about the incident on his page in the social network Facebook and demanded to take out migrants from the island immediately; one and a half hundred subscribers welcomed his actions.
Protests against migrants are taking place in several other areas.