Refugees storm Greek Island!
Greece sent a detachment of riot police to the island of Kos on Wednesday, as police used fire extinguishers for the second day running to control a huge crowd of refugees.
"Two units, or 40 men, have arrived in Kos. Other reinforcements are being sent from other eastern Aegean islands," a police spokesman said.
The tiny holiday island is struggling to deal with around 7,000 migrants who have arrived in the last month, as humanitarian groups said they were “appalled” at the treatment meted out by the Greek authorities.
The refugees, many of them Syrians and Afghans fleeing war in their home countries, were herded into an old football stadium as the authorities attempted to register them and issue official travel documents which will enable them to take ferries to the mainland and from there head to other parts of Europe.