Skip to comments.Lesbos: 'We want our island back'
Posted on 01/25/2020 1:00:09 PM PST by Olog-hai
Mytilini is normally just a small, sleepy town, but today its thronged with people. The town center is a sea of white and blue the colors of the Greek national flag. More than 9,000 people have followed a summons by the local governor, Konstantinos Moutzouris, and have come from all over Lesbos to Mytilini to protest against the Greek governments migration policy. Its the biggest protest in the islands history. The road around the little harbor is packed with people of all ages. Theyre joining forces to make their voices heard and do something about the situation on their Aegean island, which for them has become unbearable.
The governor addresses the crowd from the town hall steps. We want our island back, he shouts into the microphone. We want the life back that we had before. The crowd cheers.
More than four years after the start of the refugee crisis, the situation on Lesbos has barely improved. Back in 2015, there were days when thousands of refugees landed on the beaches in the north of the island, where the Turkish coastline is just 10 kilometers away. At first, the new arrivals were allowed immediately to travel on. However, since 2016, when the EU and Turkey reached an agreement on dealing with the refugees, they have not been allowed to leave the island until their status has been decided. Those who arent deported and are granted asylum are allowed to go to the mainland.
Ankara is receiving money from the EU to prevent more people fleeing. The plan, however, has many flaws, and the refugees are continually instrumentalized as a means of exerting political pressure.
Now, though, the islanders protests are being listened to in the Greek capital.
(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...
They should go on twitter and claim the island is being repopulated by homophobes.
Not a good thing when most of your population are Lesbians.
yep, a place where even the males are Lesbians.
By the headline I thought this was going to be from the Babylon Bee.
Camp holding some 14,000 refugees-----made to hold 3400.
These days, they call themselves Lesvonians.
Send them back.
Lesbos for the Lesbians!
Off the coast of Greece/
Aaaah, the Isle of Lesbos, where burning Sappho
lived and loved...
lesbians coated with grease? I picked a bad week to give up tv.
I agree with them in this case, but if the shoe was on the other foot they would be screaming bloody murder.
Send 'em all to The Vatican.
We/They should take huge boat loads of them and just drop them off at shores from which they have mostly come a couple of times.
This Soros thing hopefully will implode upon him one day soon.
Did you catch the thread w/ video?
One of them got into the Vatican with a knife......the Vatican personnel just assembled ....... and surrounded him.
He got the message.
“Send ‘em all to The Vatican.”
Good idea, it has a nice tall perimeter wall.
They should arm themselves and reclaim their home by force.
I thought this was gonna be a thread about rug munchers.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.