Greece, protest planned for closure of notorious Lesbos camp

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Δευτέρα, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2019
Greece, protest planned for closure of notorious Lesbos camp

Author: infomigrants.net | 4 february 2019

Unions on the Greek island of Lesbos will take to the streets February 7, striking to demand closure of the island's Moria refugee camp, which human rights groups and NGOs have deemed "overcrowded and squalid."

Labour unions on the Greek island of Lesvos, in the northeast Aegean Sea, have announced they will hold a strike and protest rally on February 7 to demand the closure of the migrant reception center at Moria. The notorious camp, which is home to close to 7,000 asylum seekers and migrants, is a constant source of criticism from NGOs and human rights groups for the "squalid, overcrowded conditions." Local community groups and labour unions have been campaigning unsuccessfully for the last 12 months to get the camp shut down. The protest on February 7 will be held at 6:30 pm local time in the centrally located Sappho Square. Read more>>>