According to the Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA), the riot erupted on Monday at the Moria camp after police officers came to detain a refugee from Haiti, who was rejected an asylum.
The migrants, mainly from Africa, reportedly started to throw stones at law enforcers, retook the Haitian national from police officers and set the shelters and containers on fire, blocking the fire fighting vehicles from entering the camp.
As a result of the clashes, five containers were completely burned, while three other were severely damaged. The migrants also burned a large tent for inhabitants of the camp, according to the news agency. Hundreds of people were reportedly forced to leave the camp.