Refugee children in Greece face protest on first day of school

Refugee children in Greece face protest on first day of school
 

A protest has marred the first day of school for young refugees in Greece, with some 1,500 children getting education under a nationwide programme.
In Profitis, north of Thessaloniki, a small number of parents chained up the school gate in protest, waving Greek flags, the AFP news agency reported.
Around 100 police officers formed a corridor to escort 40 "puzzled-looking" refugee children inside, it said.
In other schools, the new pupils were welcomed without incident.
"Our children will be raped and then, who will take responsibility?" AFP quoted one Greek parent at the... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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