Activists protest over refugee children in Greek primary school

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Far-right and anti-fascists groups clashed on Monday outside a primary school in Oreokastro near Thessaloniki over the attendance of refugee children forcing authorities to call the riot police.

Protestors from the far-right group “Patriotic Union of Greek Citizens of Oraiokastro” protesting the presence of refugee children, waving Greek flags and chanting patriotic slogans were challenged by leftist groups who arrived and started calling them ‘fascists’.

A video has emerged with members of the far-right group booing as 15 refugee children filed off a bus and into the school building.

The issue has sparked outrage and debate with a group of protestors last Friday chaining themselves to the entrance gate of the same school in a bid to keep refugee children out.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.