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13 Mar 2020 | 05:36 AM UTC

Greece: Pro-migrant demonstration planned in Mytilene (Lesbos Island) March 14

Civil society group calls for a pro-migrant protest in Mytilene (Lesbos Island) on March 14, heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Lesvos Solidarity Pikpa civil society group has called for a protest in Mytilene (Lesbos Island) on Saturday, March 14, over the construction of a migrant center, and to denounce refugees' treatment in these camps. Participants plan to gather at 11:00 (local time) at the Sapfous Square. Similar protests have resulted in violence in the past.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected near the protest site. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals on Lesbos Island are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.