Refugee Situation ‘Out of Control’ Says Greek Island Mayor [video]

Lesvos_migrantsGreece’s Coast Guard with the help of police on Friday morning made use of stun grenades to deal with the uprising of about a thousand refugees at the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesvos.

Thousands of refugees are stuck at the port of Mytilene since the number of ferries that can carry them to the ports of Piraeus or Thessaloniki. On Friday morning, about a thousand of them, with most of them being Afghans, tried to take over a ferry.

While shouting “Athens-Athens,” the refugees stormed Blue Star 1 ferry. The ship crew raised the passageway trapping hundreds of regular passengers who had already embarked, among the refugees.

“This happens every day,” said Mytilene Mayor Spyros Galanos on Greek television. “I have requested ships and chartered planes to transfer them but they won’t provide them… I have asked to call the situation as a ‘state of emergency.’ They won’t do it. The situation is out of control,” he added.

Thousands of refugees and migrants are temporarily trapped on the island and they are getting irate as their documents are not processed quickly enough so that they can move on to the destination of their choice.

“The number of refugees is lost, it’s out of control. There is danger that a spark may start a big fire. I have tabled proposals, I even called on mayors in Turkey and Europe and tabled proposals, but no one is listening. They are trying to turn a national issue to a political issue,” Galanos said.

Migrants removed from Mytilene port
Some 10,000 refugees and migrants were led from the area of the port of Mytilene to an open space near the beach “Tsamakia.” Men of the Coast Guard and the police forced the refugees and migrants to leave the area of the port and lead them into the open space of “Fykiotrypas,” located a few hundred meters from the port.

Meanwhile, Eleftherios Venizelos ferry arrived at Piraeus Port at 10 am on Friday carrying about 2,504 refugees and migrants from four islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea.

Greece is seeking 1 billion euros for refugee crisis
The financially strapped country says it needs more than 1 billion euros to deal with the current refugee crisis.
The estimate was given on Thursday by Greece’s interim economy minister, Nikos Christodoulakis. Greece says it has seen over 230,000 refugees and migrants enter the country this year, most coming by sea to its eastern islands.

Christodoulakis said that at the moment the Greek government is completing procedures to receive money from nine different European funds, seeking 400 million euros from the asylum fund and 330 million euros from a fund for the poor.


  • Polycrates

    Watching the video even the most ardent battle seasoned Leftist and Anarchist would tear up remembering the days when such displays of rioting played out in Syntagma and the steps of Parliament. Now they are in Parliament without a clue how to prevent it from exploding all over the country in a language they do not speak, in a culture they do not understand, and a mindset that is far more radical than they are.

  • Bipolar_nana

    Ungrateful shower of animals, Greece should put them all on a ferry back to Turkey. It’s a shame they couldn’t use that energy to fight for their own country. I feel so sorry for the Greek people having this scum in their lovely country.

  • Paul

    What are we waiting for? Our 300 clowns as well as the EuroMob have proven they have no idea how to handle this mess.

  • theSkeptic

    If they are asylum seekers, surely they would be in families, but there only seem to be young men in the crowd. Either these people have no care for their wives and loved ones and have left them behind in danger, or they are economic migrants who are determined to break into Europe to improve their lives, and to bring their “culture” here at the expense of the indigenous peoples.

  • Bill the Cat

    This is all going to end very badly. In the end, the “refugees” are going to be forcibly repatriated and, thankfully, borders will be re-established and the EU religion of MultiCulti will die a well-deserved death.

    Unfortunately, it’s going to usher in governments EU governments that are HARD right.

    It’s a shame, because Greece is allowing it to destroy their tourism industry… one of the few areas of attracting currency.

  • Bill the Cat

    Oh, it will happen. It’s just a question of when and who’s in control after it happens.

  • Edward_Teach

    Muslims running from islam? If that is not the proverbial Trojan horse there is none.

    Why is it the responsibility of any European country to give these “refugees”(most are economic refugees) a better life. Europe has nothing to gain by letting or bringing these people in. What do the “refugees” have to offer? They bring nothing to the table.

    Why don’t muslim “asylum seekers” go to Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates , Oman, Saudi Arabia or any of the other rich muslim countries? These are Islamic countries therefore more suitable for them.

    Has any European country benefited by opening it’s borders to non-Europeans? Name one. Do they make Europe a safer place to live? Have they made Europe great? Are they good for tourism? Do they bring anything positive to Europe? Do they respect the citizens of Europe and the customs? Do they support themselves without burdening the tax payers? Do they burden the judicial system due to high crime rates? Do they love Europe or what they can get from her?

    Do they victimize the European people in large proportions to their small numbers? Wouldn’t crimes against the European people foreshadow their true intentions? Do they trash up the areas they inhabit in Europe? If they victimize the host country’s people and trash up their land after they have been given a new start at life, wouldn’t that be like a direct “screw you”? Do they demand you to change your ways and customs so they can tolerate you? Do they respect the peoples government? Your family? Your people? Your culture?

    If they are guilty of three of these questions then It would be safe to say they should not be in Europe. There is more harm than good for Europe and her people.

    If a European country don’t let the hoards flood their land they are called “racist” and “Nazis” if they let them in, their country, their lives, their descendants lives will be torn apart. Which one is easier to live with? Which one does the most damage? Which choice is beneficial to the European country and it’s people? Wake up before it’s too late.

  • Edward_Teach

    Greece, you owe them NOTHING call out the military YOU ARE UNDER SIEGE.

  • Cliff Arroyo

    But once they reach Germany, they’ll completely obey the law. For reals.

  • GrimmTale

    Run the boats up to the shore, and herd them all in. For the most part, they aren’t worth the BILLIONS of dollars it will now take to keep them alive, while they reproduce rapidly, and become unable to remove themselves from Greece’s teett.

  • Pavelina

    These guys are the shock troops. The “moderate” muslims will arrive later after the indigenous population is pacified.

  • rich

    Only live ammunition and only into upper part of body. Then it will end.

  • GrimmTale

    Right on, right on, right on!
    Of the roughly 20 questions you legitimately posed…and if only 3 “yes” answers are worthy of their removal from Europe…. I’d say since ALL 20 of those questions have “yes” answers, it’s a no-brainer as to what the fate should be for these usurpers.
    They are all seeking economic refuge, and along with others seeking a better life in another country, should wait at the back of that legal-immigration line.

  • aseasonforreason

    Where is the crowd control?