Kos: Underage refugees protest over living conditions and delays

12 September 2016
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A group of underage refugees held at Pili on Kos have reportedly set fire to beds and mattresses, in demonstration of the living conditions and delays preventing them from leaving the island.

Due to the quick response of the police the demonstration did not escalate and the refugees were later arrested.

Meanwhile it was announced that a total of 269 refugees landed on Greek islands in the past 48 hours: 84 on Lesvos, 103 on Chios and 82 on Samos. According to police directorate of the northern Aegean, there are 5,159 refugees on Lesvos, 3,596 on Chios and 1,095 on Samos.

It was also announced that the Coast Guard arrested two human traffickers as they were transferring 23 refugees on the Agios Fokas beach on Kos.

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