Police fired tear gas to disperse refugee and migrant protesters on Lesbos on Monday, February 3. Demonstrators reportedly organized to denounce prevailing conditions in migrant camps and the perceived slow speed at which requests for asylum are reviewed.
Similar incidents are possible on Lesbos over the near term amid a heightened security presence. Associated commercial and transportation disruptions are to be expected near demonstration sites.
Individuals on Lesbos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.