A violent confrontation between desperate refugees and migrants left people bloodied and bruised. Rumors of mass deportations to Turkey only added to the panic. Then, a fire engulfed the camp.
Riots broke out at Moria refugee camp on Lesbos island, with refugees setting rubbish cans on fire and throwing stones at police, who in turn responded with tear gas.
Reports from inside the center state that the violence was sparked by authorities striking a minor.
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When American attorney Ariel Ricker saw the flickering flames Monday evening at Moria, she ran home and picked up her small first aid kit. Soon, thousands of people who had fled conflict and persecution found themselves displaced once again, Huff Post reported.
“It was unbelievably horrifying,” said Ricker, director of the organization Advocates Abroad, which provides free legal assistance to people seeking asylum. “There was lots of panic and fear and uncertainty.”
Authorities have arrested nine people suspected of starting the fire inside Moria. But Spyros Galinos, mayor of Lesbos, has said that he doesn’t rule out the possibility that members of the ultra-conservative party Golden Dawn started the blaze to create “a climate fertile to fascist ideas.”
Protests are common on Lesbos and other Greek islands, where desperate men, women, and children have arrived by the thousands on dangerous dinghies and rafts. Fearing the influx of desperate people and the dramatic impact on tourism, locals have turned out to demonstrate against the newcomers.
Refugees, meanwhile, have protested the difficult conditions they’re facing. Instead of finding a better life on Lesbos, they’re forced into overcrowded camps with no privacy and limited access to basics like water and shelter.
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