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Police clash with migrants seeking to board Piraeus-bound ferry

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Police fired stun grenades Friday to disperse hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers attempting to board a Piraeus-bound ferry from the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, reports said.

According to early reports, a group of about 1,000 people, mostly migrants from Afghanistan, sought to make their way into the Blue Star 1, shouting “Athens-Athens.”

Lesvos is one of several Greek islands inundated by thousands of migrants and refugees crossing from Turkey in flimsy boats in the hope of traveling onward to western Europe.