Town turns away 210 migrants, refugees

Town turns away 210 migrants, refugees

Residents of Doliana, a small town in northwestern Greece, on Monday refused to allow passage to 210 migrants and refugees being transferred by the government from the port of Elefsina, south of Athens, to an accommodation facility, the ANA-MPA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Protesters blocked the national highway, saying that the student dorm where the migrants were being taken had already reached capacity and they did not want people camping out in the town streets.

The protest forced the buses carrying the migrants and refugees to change course to Ioannina, the capital of the Epirus region, where they have been placed in a sports hall.

According to the report, a child and its family had to be taken to hospital due to the strain of the arduous journey.

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