Dozens arrested for erecting giant cross in Lesbos meant to deter migrants

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Monday, March 4, 2019
Dozens arrested for erecting giant cross in Lesbos meant to deter migrants

Αuthor: Panos Kitsikopoulos | euronews.com | 4 March 2019

Dozens of people were arrested on Sunday on the Greek island of Lesbos for erecting a giant metallic cross meant to deter migrants and refugees from reaching the island.

Police arrested 35 Greek citizens and an Albanian man on charges of arbitrary occupation of public property and erecting an illegal construction. The site on the cliffs of Apellia in Mytilene — Lesbos' capital city — is on the grounds of the island's famed fortress and is protected by archaeological law.

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