Greece: 35 Arrested in Migrant Camp Clashes

REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

(AP) — Clashes have broken out for the second time in eight days at a crowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Authorities said 35 migrants were arrested Tuesday for public disturbance offences, after police used tear gas against stone throwing protesters at the Moria camp.

The demonstrators also set fires inside the camp and just outside the perimeter, according to police.

More than 14,000 migrants remain stranded on Lesbos and other Greek islands near Turkey. They are banned from traveling to the Greek mainland following an agreement between the European Union and Turkey last year to limit migration to Europe.


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