Migrants set fire to refugee camp after being denied asylum

Migrants have set fire to a refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos, after being told some asylum claims had been rejected and they would be deported accordingly.

At the time of writing, the riot is ongoing, with volunteers saying migrants are angry because their “cases are not being processed fast enough” and are said to be “furious” that some will be deported after their claims fail.


A volunteer claimed that a man and a woman started the fire inside the camp after being told they didn’t qualify for asylum status.

One witness described the chaotic scene as “like a war” with refugees throwing stones. Sky News reports that up to 1,500 people could be in the camp.

The insanity of the Angela Merkel/EU open door policy playing out.