Deportations to Turkey resumed on Friday morning amid protests and activists jumping in the water to prohibit the ship’s journey to Dikili. While almost 150 people were deported according to EU Turkey deal, another 149 arrived in the last 24 hours. In an emergency meeting, Turkish Parliament confirmed that Turkey is anything but a safe country. The Parliament approved a legislation to send all Pakistanis deported from Greece back to Pakistan.
“Successful” EU Turkey Deal:
Friday: 150 deported, 149 come to Greece.
According to Greek authorities: 330 “migrants” were deported since last Monday and 518 arrived in Greece since then.
45 migrants, mostly from Pakistan left from Lesvos for Dikili.
50 people from Kos and 29 from Samos were brought by ferry to Lesvos and from there on Fontex-chartered ship to Turkey.
Ugly scenes last night when a group of some 150 “angry locals” marched through the port trying to evict the port of Chios from some 300 refugees camping there.
Some of the ‘angry’ extremists threw firecrackers at the refugees who got panicked. In the middle of the panic that broke out, a refugee woman cried “Bomb”.
Friday morning on the islands of Lesvos.
Activists jumped into the water in the port of Lesvos in an attempt to hinder the ship to leave for Turkey. Three of them were detained by local police.
Refugees and migrants in the hot spot on Samos allegedly threatened with glass pieces and knives the two policemen guarding the detention center with 560 people.
The gates were opened and the crowd started to march through the island.
Especially, the war refugees are in uproar in despair about the possibility to be sent back to Turkey as there are concerns whether asylum applications are being properly examined. Afghan and Syrian refugees on the island of Chios warn of “suicides” over the EU Turkey deal.
Almost daily are the incidents where a refugee or a migrants attempts suicide.
A man threatened to set himself on fire in downtown Athens on Thursday.
Shocking scenes also in Idomeni, when a policeman on the FYROM side of the border hits a child. Note that riot polciemen form other countries have been deployed to FYROM to protect the borders ‘from children’.
Authorities try to evacuate the port of Piraeus of at least 5,000 refugees and migrants camping there with the majority of them refusing to move to ‘accommodation centers’. Their common slogan is “Open Borders.” An new leaflet calls on refugees and migrants to not leave the port of Piraeus. Who is behind these actions? Nobody can tell for sure, but the Greek government hints at “activists.”
Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to cancel the EU Turkey Deal “unless the EU fulfill its promises,” which is visa-free for Turkish citizens.
From March 20th until now, estimated 4,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece.
Deportations are expected to continue on Monday, most probably from Chios.
Accoridng to Associated Press, extreme right Golden Dawn planning demonstration Friday afternoon in Piraeus, against the country’s “Islamisation”.
Well played, Europe… :p