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Police clear fourth squat in Exarcheia

TAGS: Migration

Dozens of foreign nationals were evicted by police from a building in the Exarchia district, central Athens, on Tuesday morning, the state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

Police said a total of 138 people - 66 men, 44 women and 28 underage individuals - were evacuated.

It also said officers detained two European citizens who were in the building. No further details were provided on their nationalities. 

The squat, known as “Clandestina” and located on Bouboulinas 42 street, had been evacuated again back in April this year. A few days later, the squatters returned.

The evictees were led to the police’s aliens bureau for identification and will then be distributed to other accommodation facilities.

Authorities are expected to seal off the building. 

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