Greek police fired teargas against refugees and migrants in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday. According to local media, tension started when Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the camp and the refugees and migrants protested the living conditions by throwing plastic water bottles at the minister. the riot police was quick to respond.
— Un ponte per… (@Ponteper) April 26, 2016
According to social media though, there is claim that police hit one of the unaccompanied children in the camp.
According to latest information from the island, the tension turned into riots with NGOs to be evacuating the camp.
— Natasha Tsangarides (@tsanga10) April 26, 2016
Unconfirmed reports speak of ‘injuries’.
— Daphne Tolis (@daphnetoli) April 26, 2016
Local sources tweet that there are riots with stones, fires and teargas.
— LifeguardHellas team (@lifeguardhellas) April 26, 2016
Some volunteer organizations call other to go to Moria camp and show solidarity.
An Iraqi refugee in Moria told me “today’s problems coming from of delay in asylum and some people refused to return to Turkey"
— Zia Weise (@ZiaWeise) April 26, 2016
According to social media, tension is still high in Moria camp.
Video: Earlier in the afternoon
— andreas soridis (@andreassoridis) April 26, 2016