The action group We are Going to Pick Them up Monday morning after a journey of 3,000 kilometers, arrived in the Greek capital Athens. The group wants 150 refugees to take to the Netherlands, because in the Greek islands, according to them, a humanitarian disaster is going on.
Around noon, gathered the sixty Dutch activists and about an equal number of supporters gathered at the Greek parliament. She handed over a letter addressed to the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and minister of Immigration Dimitris Vitsos. The letter by the secretary of the Greek parliament officially received.
In the letter asking the activist group to take legal travel documents for the refugees.
The group continues to second day in Athens and hopes for the time to answer the request for 150 people to go to the Netherlands to take. That is the first group of a total of one thousand refugees, for which a request has been submitted to the Dutch government.
We are Going to Get Them is last week left from Utrecht. The group departed with cars and a bus, but the latter vehicle is kept in Germany. About sixty activists reason with about 25 cars, however, by to Athens. Spokesman Rikko Voorberg said in advance hope to have a short conversation with the Greek prime minister, but that request was not honored.
Secretary of state Mark Harbers (Justice and Security) has already warned that it is illegal to people without the right of residence to transport. This comes down on human trafficking and is illegal, he said.