Migrant protest disrupts Greece port – JURIST


Round 400 migrants and refugees staged a protest on Sunday on the Acadia port of Rhodes. Protesters tried to stop the departure of the ferry “Nissos Chicos” by standing on its ramp. After hours of police negotiation, the boat left with out them.

They demanded to be taken off the island and both transported to the mainland or to correct lodging as there aren’t any reception services on the island, the Greek coastguard told AFP. Negotiations between the protesters and the port police lasted 4 hours, with port site visitors obstructed all through and an incoming ship (the “Nisos Patmos”) unable to dock. In keeping with Rodiaki, this precipitated tension between the passengers and the migrants, main the Central Port Authority of Rhodes’ to intervene and forestall incidents.

The migrants are currently being held in a makeshift tent camp arrange final week till they are often transferred to organised lodging services, which in accordance with the Greek Ministry of Migration, occurs recurrently and effectively. In keeping with SL Press, the tents had been arrange following a meeting chaired by Regional Governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos.

Greece has seen an enormous influx of migrants lately, notably from Turkey, and, regardless of the claim from 2021 Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarachi that their migration disaster was over, work is still being done to allow Greek services to cope with these numbers. 

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