The Greek government is yet to make a plan on what to do with the hundreds of migrants and refugees that were sent back to the Greek capital from the Greece – F.Y.R.O.M. borders in Idomeni. In fact, the Greek authorities seem to have lost control of the situation, while the migrants are forming gangs, often terrorizing others.
The gangs are reported extorting and exploiting their fellow migrants and refugees who are unprotected and vulnerable. The gangs are also causing damage to public property.
Argyroupolis and Ellinikon Mayor, Ioannis Konstantatos spoke about a group of Moroccans who are selling “protection” to other migrants. “I found an Iranian national with a broken arm and an Algerian national who was completely scratched up. I was told that a group of Moroccans was blackmailing them, asking for their money. In the end they stripped them and started beating them,” the mayor said.
Tension also broke in Victoria when Pakistani nationals clashed and caused damage to shops. Local residents called the police who arrived at the scene and broke off the fight without making any arrests.
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