Members of the Greek American community congregated in Astoria, New York City on Sunday 8th March to express their solidarity with Greece.
According to witness accounts, more than two thousand people attended the 'Migrant Crisis Awareness Rally' and proudly waved Greek flags and held up banners condemning Turkey's actions.
American politician who serves in the New York State assembly, Nicole Malliotakis stated that “Just like the USA, Greece has the right to secure its borders. The European Union must understand that the borders of Greece are the borders of Europe and they have an obligation to back Greece against Turkey’s bullying and Turkey’s threats."
The rally was organised by the Northern Aegean Relief Alliance, which is made up of organisations representing each of the three islands- Chios, Lesvos and Samos.
*Watch footage from the Migrant Crisis Awareness Rally here-