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Activists hang banners from the Acropolis

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A small group of activists has hung banners from the walls of the Acropolis in Athens, to protest restrictions on the movements of refugees and migrants into Europe.

About 50 people were involved in the peaceful protest. Police said they were not called to handle Friday's incident, and the protesters left shortly after the display.

The banners read "Open Borders," and "Safe Passage Stop Wars."

Although Greek authorities strongly discourage the practice, activist groups and left-wing parties occasionally use the ancient citadel as a prop for political protests, hanging banners from its walls. [AP]