Migrants clash with police on Greek island of Leros

Posted July 11, 2016 1:52 pm by Editor

Migrants clash with police on Greek island of Leros

(Vatican Radio) An uneasy calm settled on the idyllic eastern Aegean island of Leros on Monday, after a weekend of incidents between frustrated migrants and local vigilante groups backed by police.

John Carr reports from the Greek capital Athens: 

The clashes began on Saturday, when some 200 migrants broke out of the holding camps, where they’ve been penned up for months, and thronged the main town of Leros.  They seem to have been protesting the actions of citizens’ groups who have demonstrated their opposition to the migrants’ long presence on the island.

Some injuries were reported on Sunday, and several arrests, though

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