Migrants set fire in riot at Lesvos reception center

24 October 2016
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Hundreds of migrants were involved in an uprising on Monday at the Moria reception center on Lesvos where protesters set fires to express frustration at their continued detention.

According to local reports, most of the protesters were migrants from Pakistan. Many of them have been at the center for months awaiting the outcome of asylum applications or for deportation.

Local reports said that asylum service workers left the center after protesters set fires in the area.

The local fire service was dispatched to the center to douse the blaze while riot police attempted to restore calm.

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