Lesvos refugees demand transfer from Moria to Kara Tepe


A group of around 30 Syrian refugees Thursday blocked the entrance to the Moria reception center on Lesvos, demanding their immediate transfer to the Kara Tepe camp, another facility on the eastern Aegean island where living conditions are better.

The protest was broken up by police whose intervention provoked angry reactions and scuffles, leading to the arrest of a 27-year-old man. Conditions at Greece’s migrant reception facilities have been condemned as inhumane by human rights organizations including Amnesty International.