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Immigrants in Greece protest against poor living conditions

Immigrants in Greece protest against poor living conditions

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Dozens of migrants, among whom many children, protested Monday at the entrance of a former airport where they have already been months. The protests were directed against the poor living conditions. In the terminal, home to about 600 people.

The Greek minister of Migration, Yannis Mouzalas, came to the ancient Athenian vliegveldterminal to where he among other things, a crying child in the arms was printed.

The government wants the migrants have of the places where they now are located. Next to the airport that includes many of the old facilities that were built for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It affects about 1,600 people, most of them are Afghans.

The protest did not last long, last week had the immigrants still threatened with a hunger strike. “I understand the pain and suffering of these people,” said Mouzalas, “we try where we can to alleviate it.”

In total there are currently approximately 60,000 migrants and refugees stuck in Greece.

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