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Idomeni: Two refugees set themselves on fire out of protest for Borders Closure

Two men poured gasoline on their clothes and set them on fire on Tuesday morning at the Idomei refugees camp. Other refugees who were standing by managed to extinguished the fire and save their lives. But both men suffered injuries and were transferred to hospitals in Kilkis and Thessaloniki, reports the Athens news Agency.

With their action, the two refugees reportedly wanted to protest the appalling conditions at Idomeni camp and the closure of the borders.

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The action triggered tension among the other refugees who stated to chant “Open borders”.

Last night another man set poured fuel on his clothes, other refugees were quick to stop him from set himself on fire.

Another group fo some 50 refugees and migrants demonstrate with a sit-in on the rail tracks.

More than 13,000 people of several nationalities and refugee or migrant status insist on staying at Idomeni camp, despite repeated Greek government calls that they should move to “accommodation centers” set by the Greek Army across the country. They hope that the borders to FYROM will open and that they can reach Germany and other countries.

The government has repeatedly said that it “will not remove the people form Idomeni by force.”

PS I don’t know how long the Greek government will keep its violent-less approach, if troubles continue up there in Idomeni.

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14 comments

  1. I hope they are both dead.

  2. It’s good to see the real (Nazi) face of East European commenters on this and other blogs. The problem is how to kick them out of the European Union, since they have infiltrated our western civilisation — like cockroaches in a building.

  3. For the europeans reading this – why did you help the USA and Saudi Arabia destabilze Syria? And Libya? Did you not think that by cooperating with the USA and helping them destabilize those countries, that you wouldn’t now be facing the blow-back of this refugee crisis?

    Russia is laughing at you, Europe. You helped cause this refugee crisis, and now your economy is going down the toilet as you bankrupt yourself trying to deal with them.

  4. Too bad……….that they lived. Go back to whatever muzzie sh*thole you came from if you don’t like it. Not enuff women to rape there?

  5. Idiot Xenos, you are the real Nazi because you want us to die with you.

    You don’t even understand your country has been set up and it is not the refugees that will be destroyed, but you Greeks.

    You deserve it. We will save Europe once again at the gates of Vienna.

  6. At least they will keep the others warm.

  7. No, I just want you to **ck off and die. We don’t need your advice, or want your worthless opinions.

  8. Giaourti Giaourtaki

    Only voters support this, non-voters not but anyway nobody thinks of it anyway, it’s just like a blood-phone is made by genocide, a smart holocaust of 6 million Africans for that the 1st world overpopulation has some toys to play with, a stupid and senseless commodity these jerks are addicted to just after half an hour and think they’ve a right to consume and (let) kill.

  9. Giaourti Giaourtaki

    Before you defend Vienna you gotta start work and grow some food, instead you all think you have a by god the cockroach given right to exploit the rest of the planet, so start drill for oil in your backyard, start grow some potatoes, oh, wait you can’t do that even if you wouldn’t get a heart-attack after half an hour of real work, as potatoes is stolen away from Amerika by invaders, not by refugees, not by migrants but by invaders and being an invader makes it legal to steal and murder.

  10. keeptalkinggreece

    don’t bother, these are one-time readers from across the Atlantic

  11. Thanks for the info. The Yanks have alwyas been clueless about Europe… 🙂

  12. You know your (justified) anti-nazi anger would be so much more convincing if you didnt generalize about eastern european and yanks right after.

  13. No it wouldn’t be. You just don’t like being told the truth.

  14. keeptalkinggreece

    you know: everyone keeps holding his/her own truth.