Refugees tried to set up tents in the Syntagma Square

Refugees tried to set up tents in the Syntagma Square

Athens, April 7, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Tents in “Syntagma” Square tried to set up on Wednesday evening about 40 refugees, who together with sympathizers came to Athens from Piraeus port, carrying with them their belongings and tents.

The refugees, including women and children, marched to the train station in Piraeus and used the train and metro to get to Syntagma, where they found police officers waiting for them.

According to information, the refugees planned to set up tents in Syntagma Square, protesting their request for the opening of the borders.

The likelihood to set up tents in the Square was prevented by the police. Then, the refugees moved to Monastiraki, escorted by squads of riot police, without any incidents or arrests.

Shortly thereafter, a group of about 100 people, refugees and sympathizers, moved from Piraeus and possibly Victoria Square to Propylaea.