Anti-Migration protests are held in Greece

On the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, protests rage against the construction of new camps for migrants.

The islanders throw stones and makeshift bombs at the police. Greek police are trying to fight protests with tear gas.

Residents of Greece have long complained about the presence of tens of thousands of asylum seekers on the islands. Migrants arrive there by boat. Existing camps are already too small to accommodate all migrants. The government wants to close them, and in exchange to build new refugee reception centers. However, the local is against.

The situation escalated as early as Tuesday, when ships with equipment for building camps and reinforcements for the police began to arrive in Greece. Hundreds of protesters gathered to prevent this, which led to clashes with the police.

Residents also blocked roads with vehicles to delay the construction of camps.