Refugee clashes in Samos: “When you lock people up, you can expect violence”
Clashes broke out between two groups of refugees in the “hotspot” on the Greek island of Samos on the night of June 2. According to medical charity MSF, it’s not surprising that tensions boiled over between refugees of different nationalities considering the stress, overcrowding and poor conditions that over a thousand people are facing there.
When clashes broke out between two different groups of asylum seekers, things quickly turned chaotic.
By the time the situation came under control several hours later after the intervention of security forces, one shipping container had been burned down, two others had been damaged and many tents were also levelled. About five people were taken to nearby Samos hospital, according to MSF (Doctors Without Borders).