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Police raids in Patras

Posted by clandestina on 11 August 2011

On Wednesday august 10, Patras police conducted another operation around the port in order to arrest sans-papiers immigrants.
The search focused on the makeshift camps set up by the migrants arriving in Patras, where many live in inhumane conditions as they wait for an opportunity to enter a boat to Italy.
Police detained a total of 49 immigrants and arrested 47 of them because they didn’t possess legal documents.
This is the third such operation by Patras police in the last few days. The two previous searches were conducted in the railway depot at Agios Andreas near the port, where dozens of immigrants were caught.
After the operations were complete, the Greek Railway Organisation (OSE) removed the old, empty carriages that immigrants had been using as shelters.

2 Responses to “Police raids in Patras”

  1. […] Chronic of a wave of police raids in Patras 1. 8th of June until 20th: Police raids in the trains in St. Dyonisios and in St. Andreas marshalling-yards: more than 300 arrests! Some refugees were released others transferred to prisons in the region of Achaia prefecture or to Athens; destruction of baracks and belongings; cutting of water, beatings, police burned some personal belongings. 210611: PR Solidarity group of Patras (in greek) 2. 26th-27th of July: At least 150 arrests daily. Only the ones with Pink cards were released, most others transferred to Athens. The arrests continued also in the jungles where the Afghan refugees live. pr solidarity group patras 29th July 2011 (in Greek) 3. 10th of August: On Wednesday august 10, Patras police conducted another operation around the port in order to arrest sans-papiers. Police detained a total of 49 immigrants and arrested 47 of them because they didn’t possess legal documents. https://clandestinenglish.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/police-raids-in-patras/ […]

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