Migrant protests close Greek highway

4 April 2016
760 Views

Refugees and migrants protesting Europe’s closed borders have closed a second section of Greece’s highway heading to the official border crossing with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), blocking all road traffic in both directions.

Greek authorities said about 100 people blocked the highway near the Evzones border crossing. The blockade was being done near the Greek village of Idomeni, where a sprawling refugee camp of thousands developed in recent months. The area had been a pedestrian crossing for migrants and refugees until FYROM authorities restricted the flow, and then closed it completely last month.

Meanwhile, hundreds of refugees and migrants were continuing to block trucks from using another section of the highway further south near the town of Polykastro, where another impromptu refugee camp has sprung up at a highway gas station.

You may be interested

Coronavirus Greece: 2,215 new cases, 451 intubated, 32 deaths
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

Coronavirus Greece: 2,215 new cases, 451 intubated, 32 deaths

makis - Mar 05, 2021

Greece announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 2,215, of which 15…

Great city routes to explore on foot in Athens
ART
shares42 views
ART
shares42 views

Great city routes to explore on foot in Athens

Panos - Mar 05, 2021

Athens reveals its best charms to those who put one foot in front of the other! Whether you’re looking to…

Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis
DEFENCE
shares53 views
DEFENCE
shares53 views

Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis

Panos - Mar 05, 2021

Turkey has invented a new “reconciliation,” after attempts to spread propaganda stories of “reconciliation” with Israel failed last year. In…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.