Parents of pupils in one of the elementary schools on the island of Lesvos put a padlock on iron door at the school entrance in order to prohibit refugee children attend classes.
The upset parents briefly launched a sit-in protest and made clear to authorities that they will not allow anyone, neither their own children to enter the school premises on Monday, if there is no immediate solution to the problem.
On Friday directors of three elementary schools had announced that 15 refugee children in total would join the classes as of (tomorrow) Monday, with the rate being 5 children per school.
According to authorities, all refugee children have health books. When the movement “no refugee children in schools” started in Northern Greece beginning of the month, the opponents’ argument was that the refugee children were not vaccinated and that they would infect the local children.
The parents indicated that they had “no problem of integration of refugee children in the Greek (!) schools of Lesvos, but the procedure leaves unanswered questions”.
Speaking to local media, some parent claimed that the Tsipras government slowly but gradually proceeds to conclude its plan that the 6,000 migrants currently stuck on the island of Lesvos permanently stay there.
Greek schools, migrants? This sounds pretty much as Golden Dawn rhetoric…
PS The parents block their own children from attending school – how brainless and irresponsible is that?