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Greek islanders protest construction of migrant centers

Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention center for migrants, the latest bout of unrest over the matter.

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Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of...more

Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention center for migrants, the latest bout of unrest over the matter. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A man covers his face to protect from tear gas as demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A man covers his face to protect from tear gas as demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A man covers his face to protect from tear gas as demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Demonstrators clash with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police outside a military camp housing police officers, near the village of Pagani on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A demonstrator reacts next to a fire during clashes with riot police in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator reacts next to a fire during clashes with riot police in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator reacts next to a fire during clashes with riot police in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, confront riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, confront riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, confront riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Riot police walk past burning tree branches as they clash with demonstrators in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Riot police walk past burning tree branches as they clash with demonstrators in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Riot police walk past burning tree branches as they clash with demonstrators in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A demonstrator prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Riot police charge at demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre during clashes in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Riot police charge at demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre during clashes in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Riot police charge at demonstrators who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre during clashes in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A demonstrator kicks back a tear gas canister at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator kicks back a tear gas canister at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A demonstrator kicks back a tear gas canister at riot police during clashes, in the area of Diavolorema on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, take part in a demonstration in the city of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, take part in a demonstration in the city of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, take part in a demonstration in the city of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Locals scuffle with riot police at the area where the government plans to build a new closed migrant detention centre scuffle, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals scuffle with riot police at the area where the government plans to build a new closed migrant detention centre scuffle, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals scuffle with riot police at the area where the government plans to build a new closed migrant detention centre scuffle, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. 

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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February...more

Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A local, who opposes the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, stands in front of a riot police cordon, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25. Clashes between protesters and police broke out and fires burned on the streets and in the roadside brushland, ignited by the flares.     

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A local, who opposes the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, stands in front of a riot police cordon, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25. Clashes between protesters and police broke out and fires burned...more

A local, who opposes the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, stands in front of a riot police cordon, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25. Clashes between protesters and police broke out and fires burned on the streets and in the roadside brushland, ignited by the flares. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Riot police fires tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25.   REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police fires tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece,...more

Riot police fires tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, arrive on a ferry at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. The authorities moved to send police reinforcements to the islands to deal with the protests, prompting more clashes as islanders tried to prevent the arrival of the ferries.   



REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, arrive on a ferry at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. The authorities moved to send police reinforcements to the...more

Riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, arrive on a ferry at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. The authorities moved to send police reinforcements to the islands to deal with the protests, prompting more clashes as islanders tried to prevent the arrival of the ferries. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. 


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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Riot police stand guard behind a fence that was brought down by locals who try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police stand guard behind a fence that was brought down by locals who try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on...more

Riot police stand guard behind a fence that was brought down by locals who try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25.  REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February...more

Riot police fire tear gas as locals try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Locals run amid tear gas smoke as they try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals run amid tear gas smoke as they try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece,...more

Locals run amid tear gas smoke as they try to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A fire burns as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marco

A fire burns as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marco

A fire burns as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marco
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Riot police deploy on the slope of a hill as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police deploy on the slope of a hill as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Riot police deploy on the slope of a hill as locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A man confronts a riot police officer during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25.  
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A man confronts a riot police officer during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the...more

A man confronts a riot police officer during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A local is seen injured following scuffles with riot police during a protest against the building of a new closed migrant detention centre in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A local is seen injured following scuffles with riot police during a protest against the building of a new closed migrant detention centre in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A local is seen injured following scuffles with riot police during a protest against the building of a new closed migrant detention centre in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A man runs amid tear gas smoke next to municipal garbage trucks blocking the entrance of the port of Mytilene, before the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A man runs amid tear gas smoke next to municipal garbage trucks blocking the entrance of the port of Mytilene, before the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention...more

A man runs amid tear gas smoke next to municipal garbage trucks blocking the entrance of the port of Mytilene, before the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A man wears a Greek national flag during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A man wears a Greek national flag during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island...more

A man wears a Greek national flag during a protest by locals trying to prevent the arrival of a ferry carrying riot police reinforcements sent for monitoring the creation of a new closed migrant detention centre, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals, who oppose the building of a new closed migrant detention centre, block the road to riot police, in Karava on the island of Lesbos, Greece, February 25. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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Locals flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

Locals flee tear gas fired by riot police, in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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A police water cannon advances as locals stage a protest in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A police water cannon advances as locals stage a protest in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou

A police water cannon advances as locals stage a protest in the area of Karava, on the island of Lesbos, Greece February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou
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