The rally was in celebration of the international day of action against racism, war, fascism and poverty. It was also the first anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal, that went into effect on March 20, 2016
The rally started at Sappho Square in Mytilene, with refugees and migrants of the living in Moria and Kara Tepe migrant camps, and many supporters from solidarity organizations, political groups and students. The protesters shouted slogans against the agreement and the registration centers that also serve as detention centers.
“Shut down Moria” was one of the slogans in the peaceful demonstration, with protesters demanding open borders, freedom to all and an end to deportations.