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Greek locals accuse migrants of trying to ‘Islamize the western world’ and say they are destroying their tourist industry as anger builds over refugee camps

There’s over 38,000 people in camps on Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos.

Hundreds of Greek villagers have been taking to the streets in anger over the asylum-seekers they claim want to ‘Islamize the western world’.  

The coastal area of Makrygialos is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants.

Just months after the new conservative administration took over promising to get tough on migration, deadlock is rapidly emerging over where to accommodate tens of thousands of asylum-seekers currently languishing in overcrowded, unsanitary camps on five islands facing Turkey.

There are more than 38,000 people in the camps on Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos despite an official capacity of 6,200.





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