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Government spokesman deplores violence at Lesvos migrant rally

Authorities will reportedly investigate whether the violence that broke out during Monday's march on the Aegean island of Lesvos by hundreds of angry migrants and refugees from the notorious Moria camp was deliberate and not just a response to the presence of police blocking the road to the island's capital.

Tension building on Lesvos as residents react to migrant rally

Residents on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Tuesday barged into the General Secretariat for Aegean and Island policy in the capital of Mytilini to demand a response from Athens to overcrowding at the Moria refugee and migrant camp following tension the previous day at a rally by camp residents protesting substandard living conditions and asylum processing delays.

Greek police fire teargas at protesting migrants, refugees on Lesbos

Greek police fired teargas to disperse migrants and refugees protesting on Feb. 3 about conditions in migrant camps on the island of Lesbos and the slow pace of processing asylum requests.   

Violence broke out near the Kara Tepe camp, a police official said, after hundreds of people marched from the island's congested migrant camps to the city of Mytilene.

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