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.
Esplode la rabbia tra i migranti a #moria #lesvos. Scontri e campo a fuoco contro rifiuti domande di asilo #Lesbo pic.twitter.com/Up2Zufk43b
— 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.
Very sick people taken outside. NGOS evacuated #refugeesgr #moria pic.twitter.com/5JFI0fpnWY
— Natasha Tsangarides (@tsanga10) April 26, 2016
Unconfirmed reports speak of ‘injuries’.
Acc to 2nd refugee: "People revolted because of 2 things: 1. Police hit the children 2. The Government rejected asylum in #Greece". #Moria
— Daphne Tolis (@daphnetoli) April 26, 2016
Local sources tweet that there are riots with stones, fires and teargas.
#Moria huge fights with #police #now pic.twitter.com/HAZVB0Kr9d
— 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
@OnlineMagazin Greece: The unrest in #Moria started in a section of the refugee camp where mostly minors are kept pic.twitter.com/2kiP3uqefh
— andreas soridis (@andreassoridis) April 26, 2016