300 Migrants Have Been Arrested After Riot in Harmanli

Domestic | November 26, 2016, Saturday // 10:36|  views

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Around 300 migrants have been arrested following a riot in Bulgaria's largest migrant center in Harmanli, as Greece calls on European union member states to speed relocation efforts after a tragic accident killed two migrants in an overcrowded Lesbos camp, Voice of America reported on Saturday.

Earlier this week, it became clear that the riot in the refugee camp in Harmanli has been coordinated with similar disturbances in Italy, Greece and France, announced the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

Bulgaria outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told BNR early Friday that about ''300 migrants, six of them considered a threat to national security, have been arrested''.

In Greece, Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras said he was ''shocked, as is the entire Greek nation'', after a fire broke out in a tent overnight at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos.

Two people - a young boy and an older women- were killed, and two others were injured and were in serious condition at a hospital.


Tags: Alexis Tsipras, Boyko Borisov, greece, Harmanli, migrant crisis, refugees

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