Fireworks Set Off Amid Disturbances at Refugee Camp on Greek Island of Chios

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 20174 views
Published: May 31, 2017

There were disturbances at the Souda refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios on the night of November 16-17, with reports of fireworks being launched by camp residents. Some social media sources said that rocks were thrown at tents in the camp.

Photos posted to Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/drivaspacheco/status/799143142289240064" target="_blank">showed the damage</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Theurgia_Goetia/status/799174606699511809" target="_blank">the rocks</a> that were said to have been thrown. The source of this video said that migrants at the camp were complaining that it had come under attack.

<a href="http://www.cnn.gr/news/ellada/story/54854/xios-fotia-petropolemos-kai-katastrofes-ston-prosfygiko-kataylismo-tis-soydas-vids" target="_blank"><span class="caps">CNN</span> Greece</a> said that migrants at the camp damaged vehicles and launched fireworks.

<a href="http://www.politischios.gr/koinonia/erotimata-gia-apopsino-brady-afinoyn-ta-apokaidia-tis-soydas-foto-binteo" target="_blank">Politischios.gr</a> cited local residents as saying migrants broke into a shop selling fireworks and that they began launching them at houses near the camp. Video here shows fireworks being used.

Police arrested dozens of people in the incident, according to <a href="http://www.politischios.gr/koinonia/erotimata-gia-apopsino-brady-afinoyn-ta-apokaidia-tis-soydas-foto-binteo" target="_blank">Politischios.gr</a>.

The disturbances came two days after the far-right political party Golden Dawn rallied on <a href="http://www.ekathimerini.com/213665/article/ekathimerini/news/golden-dawn-rallies-on-chios-lesvos-fuel-concerns" target="_blank">Chios</a>.

Be the first to suggest a tag

    Comments

    0 comments