Greek Border Fence Plan Sparks ViolencePro-migrant marchers were attacked by far-right stone throwers in Athens as they protested plans to build an eight-mile-long fence on Greece’s border with Turkey aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants.
Pro-migrant marchers were attacked by far-right stone throwers in Athens as they protested plans to build an eight-mile-long fence on Greece’s border with Turkey aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants.–JCL
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Far-right protesters threw stones at a pro-migrant march in Athens on Saturday before being dispersed by bursts of teargas, police said, in the latest sign of tension over the capital’s growing immigrant population.
Over 1,000 members of anti-racism groups, leftists and immigrants were marching in central Athens to protest against a controversial plan to build a fence at the border with Turkey to stop illegal immigrants from entering Greece.
A survey conducted by the Alco polling group for weekly newspaper Thema showed on Saturday that 73 percent of respondents back the plan to build a 12.5 km fence at the border with Turkey.
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