Migrants Riot on Greek Island of Kos, ‘Situation out of Control’ Says Mayor



kos44The migrant situation on the Greek island of Kos is out of control, forcing the mayor to ask for help and riot police arriving from Athens.

There are about 7,000 refugees and illegal migrants already on the Aegean Sea island, with hundreds arriving daily from Turkey. The Kos police tried to transfer about 1,500 of them to camp in a football field but the migrants refused to do so until their documentation was sorted out.

The police tried to push away migrants from the main streets but the migrants resisted. Some even attacked policemen and hurled bottles at passing cars. They were shouting that they wanted to have their papers and leave the island for Athens. They were also shouting that they wanted to be fed.

Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis spoke on Greek TV on Tuesday morning, warning of an imminent bloodshed unless help came from Athens. “Migrants have beaten policemen and they kill each other. There is no more law and order on the island,” he said.

kos54Kyritsis noted that migrants have caused damages on the main coastline avenue of Kos and called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to intervene. He also accused Deputy Minister for Immigration Tasia Christodoulopoulou of indiference and incompetence.

The Kos mayor said it is impossible to document all these people. He said there are over 7,000 already on the island with 600-800 arriving daily. He also asked from the Greek government for better guarding of the sea borders.

Kos policemen have resorted to a sit-in protest inside the police station. They refuse to go out and face the rioting migrants unless there are reinforcements from Athens. Two riot police units will arrive from Athens shortly.


29 COMMENTS

  1. europe UN? hello? this is your problem as well and you forced us to cut our military budget 50%. they should get their papers and be sent back or up north to Germany

  2. Where is twopenceworth? He’s made many comments on Greek reporter articles belittling the problems that massive illegal 3rd world immigration is causing Greece, and indigenous Greeks, whilst always full of sympathy for 3rd world illegals. Recently twopenceworth commented on the protothema article titled, “Is Kos a ‘disgusting hellhole’? Daily Mail readers think so! (photos)” specifically relating to the situation on Kos, I think it’s worth reposting here.

    Here is what “twopenceworth” wrote, quote:

    “if you look at the original disgusting article… 95% of the photos are taken in the same place… outside the hotel that is housing the Syrian refugees. How do these “scores” not even hundreds, of people fill up an island and turn it into a “disgusting” place? Perhaps those British tourists who don’t like it in that particular spot might get off their asses and move further down the beachwhere they can indulge themselves in peace. Also, they were not queing for icecream!!! It is a mobile canteen selling hot dogs and sandwiches etc. Typical Daily Mail lies and immigrant bashing!”

    It is always good to point out how glaringly wrong people who belittle the dangers posed by the illegal immigration tsunami are, and why listening to them is national suicide. Whether they be immigrants themselves, or Greek leftists like those who were arrested burning the Greek flag last week, (see below) people who belittle the threat that illegal immigration poses to Greece’s national security and to the safety of Greek citizens usually have some personal interest to serve in doing so. twopenceworth has stated several times on Greek reporter articles that he is of mixed-race non white ethnic background and that he immigrated to Greece from the UK. twopenceworth has as much right as anyone else to be proud of his ethnic heritage, colour, and indeed he should be, and I hope and am quite sure that he is. By the same token indigenous Greeks are equally entitled to proud of their ancestry, & to want to keep Greece, Greek.
    Five Youths Prosecuted for Burning the Greek Flag in Nafplio. – See more at: https://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/08/05/five-youths-prosecuted-for-burning-the-greek-flag-in-nafplio/#sthash.bErjA7CX.dpuf

  3. “they should get their papers and be sent back” Your comment above that illegal immigrants should be deported back to their nations of origin is what Golden Dawn has been saying for a long time now. It is not a “Nazi” or “racist” solution, it is a common sense solution for keeping Greece peaceful. I hope that you can start to look past the media hyperbole directed against Greece’s 3rd largest political party, the nationalist Golden Dawn, and understand that what Golden Dawn has been saying for many years now is just farsighted common sense.

  4. Hello, this is not EU problem.. Greece as a country has own border guards, they should stop them on the sea and send back to Turkey. They don’t do that and it will be big problem soon. Turkey’s people make money selling them boats and transfer in to Greece. Hello Greek wake up !!!

  5. Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis spoke on Greek TV on Tuesday morning, warning of an imminent bloodshed unless help came from Athens. “Migrants have beaten policemen and they kill each other. There is no more law and order on the island,” he said.

    Has anyone paid attention that the SYRIZA-ANEL government is sending these out of control, mainly muslim foreigners to Athens? Athens might be able to send police reinforcements to Kos, but who is going to send security reinforcements to Athens when Athens reaches the state that Kos and other Greek islands are in. Oh, I know, the UN is going to demand that NATO, & EU “peacekeeping forces” be allowed into Athens to prevent racist Greeks from hurting these poor innocent foreign muslim lambs.

    The Golden Dawn nationalist party has been warning for years that illegal immigration poses a strategic threat to national security and to the safety of Greek citizens. Radical Leftists from SYRIZA, KKE, Antarsya have been lying to Greeks and telling them that 3rd world muslims are just our “fellow workers” seeking bread and that Greeks have nothing to be worried about. I think the Greek people are day by day starting to see who was right.

    I’ll finish with this. The Turkish government facilitates the arrival of illegal 3rd world immigrants to Greece, in line with the “Ozal doctrine”, initiated by former Turkish Prime Minister, Turgut Özal who stated that:

    “We do not need to make war with Greece. We just need to send them a few millions illegal immigrants from Turkey and finish with them.”

  6. The effects of Bush’s (both) & Blair’s wars in region. They should pay and be held for crimes against humanity happening now. Also, for the innocent deaths of their soldier’s for their own lies and personal gain. USA is now oil independant and left region.

  7. What these people fail to understand is that Greece is bankrupt and cannot afford to feed and keep these people…Greece cannot look after its own people let alone others.,..
    Wait till these people hit Athens…They entered the wrong country and should be offered to go back…And forget about the Greek dream…There is not one..Its a disaster…

  8. Apparently there is a Synagogue on Kos that is no longer used for religious ceremonies as the Jewish community of Kos was practically wiped out by the Nazis in World War II. It has, however, been restored and is maintained with all religious symbols intact and is now used by the Municipality of Kos for various events, mainly cultural.

    Perhaps a few hundred of these primarily muslim illegal immigrants could be housed in the Synagogue? These mainly muslim foreigners being such fine candidates for the new multicultural Europe being planned in Brussels as envisaged by Coudenhove-Kallergi, -(a top EU award is named after him)- would take good care of the Synagogue.

  9. At what stage does the Syriza government start governing. They need to take control of the situation, no more waiting for the EuroGang to make decisions. Tsipras has to stop making excuses at every turn and start taking charge and making decisions that are best for Greece and her people. Tsipras has to realise he was voted in to represent Greece not the Germans, Dutch, Finns or the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who are invading our country and not being challenged. Wake up Tsipras, it’s now time for action or GET OUT!!!

  10. Where is Phil to talk about new democracy being able to prevent this? Where are all these pro immigration people at?

  11. If you are hoping for decisive action from Tsipras who allowed the Migrant invasion drop the thought. You have better chances of XA welcoming these people with a beach party than Alexis turning them back.

  12. i never disagreed with this. I think something needs to be done about the illegal problem but our solutions and methods are much different as is our treatment and classification of these WAR REFUGEES.

    one can be against illegal immigration, while simultaneously being humane and sympathetic to these refugees’ plight, and despising the golden dawn nazis. this is not a topic that is exclusive to you

  13. how much and not nearly enough. the EU proposed displacing 40,000 immigrants over 2 years. This is less than a quarter who have entered Greece and Italy this year alone.

    the response, as usual, is completely inadequate.

  14. Nobody cares that much anyway. Everyone wishes they would just disappear but is too scared to speak it.

  15. They are not allowed to do that by international refugee law. Whoever arrives needs to be processed and not turned away at any stage.

  16. This is all happening at a time when the Greek islands are hoping to make some money from tourism. There has to be a point when the locals start having rights as well.

  17. ND, PASOK, To Potami, SYRIZA, ANEL, and KKE support granting Greek citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants, and loosening immigration policies.

    SYRIZA, KKE, Antarsya, all radical leftist, and communist parties refer to 3rd world illegals as our “worker comrades”, and SYRIZA, recently passed legislation granting Greek citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. ANEL, could have stopped this by resigning and bringing own the coalition government, but they did nothing. See more at – https://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/11/draft-bill-on-acquisition-of-greek-nationality-by-second-generation-migrants-passed-in-principle/

    Most illegal immigrants squatting in Greece, arrived under alternating ND, and PASOK administrations, and in 2013 the then ND leader Antonis Samaras announced plans to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in Greek elections. To WATCH Samaras making this announcement search You Tube for: “Ο Σαμαράς δίνει ψήφο στους λαθρομετανάστες”

    ONLY Golden Dawn demands that the Greek military be deployed across Greece to assist understaffed Greek police in arresting and rapidly deporting ALL illegal immigrants, and to secure Greek borders, including turning back boats of illegal immigrants as Australia does, as well as jailing any Greek citizen that employs illegal immigrants, or any Greek landlord that rents to illegal immigrants as the UK is about to do. ONLY Golden Dawn vehemently rejects granting Greek citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants, and promises to revoke the illegal legislation that SYRIZA recently passed if elected to govern Greece.

  18. Can’t the Greeks put them in a container and send them back to Turkey? Turkey is under pressure now from Syria, ISIL and even it’s ex-buddy Israel. Muslims simply do not belong in any part of Europe. The trouble they cause is just too much for Europeans to bear. They are totally unsympathetic.

  19. the path to citizenship is VERY strict and takes a very long time and requires immersion into the Greek culture. you are part German, so how do you get to claim your citizenship

    and no not only Golden Dawn demands that. you are just the loudest and most fascist about it. As for jailing Greek citizens that employ illegals, good luck going after the companies, and I mean that sincerely bc I agree, but don’t forget to take a look at your own financial backers who employ illegal immigrants

    why is it illegal?

  20. Do not forget that NATO created this mess when they toppled the Gaddfi-regime. NATO cannot be trusted to secure the interests of europeans, they are serving global interests.

  21. Do not rescue them at sea. They are already starting trouble and are not a peace loving type of person. The children are just as bad putting on an act for the media. They will take over the country and Greece will end up like Syria.

  22. There needs to be combined forces of international intervention to get this situation under control. These people cannot continue to illegally bully their way into other countries. Demanding financial support, housing, etc…They are breaking laws, rioting, injuring people and even murdering. They need to be stopped even if by force of armies. Enough is enough. It’s getting worse by the hour.

  23. This growing situation is going to have a dire financial impact on the European countries that mostly depend on tourism dollars. I’m a soon to be tourist to Greece and have nearly cancelled my trip there due to this crisis. I also doubt I’ll ever return to Italy because it just doesn’t seem “Italian” any more. My last time there, it seemed almost more Africanos than Italians. The pick pocketing illegal selling of fake goods and harrassment by them was more than I’m willing to tolerate again. Europe had better take note, or suffer a financial downfall, they can’t recover from!

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