Friday, April 1, 2016

Migrants Riot as Greece Returns Them to Turkey; Migrants on Island of Chios Don't Want to Return

After a night of violence at a holding center on the Greek island of Chios, hundreds of migrants and refugees today (April 1, 2016) forced their way out by tearing down a razor wire fence, according to the Euro News website.

Tensions are boiling over, as Greece prepares to start returning migrants to Turkey under the European Union's deal with Ankara.

Reception centers on the Greek islands have become detention centers for migrants arriving after March 20, who face being sent back to Turkey if their asylum applications are not accepted.

"They [the migrants] say they don't want to go back to Turkey and that they are afraid for their safety after yesterday's clashes," a police official on Chios said. 

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