Clashes broke out on the Greek islands of Lesbos on Friday after 1,000 people, mostly Afghans, attempted to rush onto a ferry heading to the port of Piraeus, near Athens.These migrants might not know it but they just made a catastrophic mistake....they messed up bad!
Police fired stun grenades to repel the stone-throwing crowd.
The mayor of Lesbos appealed for "immediate measures" to help alleviate the acute refugee and migrant crisis on his island, which is the entry point for about half of the hundreds of thousands who have arrived in Greece so far this year.
Spyros Galinos described the situation as a bomb about to explode in his hands. "I appeal to the prime minister for immediate measures," he told state television on Friday. "We will have victims."
Mr Galinos said there were currently about 15,000 refugees and migrants on his island, of whom 7,000-8,000 were already registered and waiting to leave Lesbos for Athens but were unable to find ferry tickets due to fully booked ships.
Rioting? Demanding? Clashing with local security?
Every ounce of sympathy for them is evaporating. They're being seen as an invading force and not people fleeing war or tyranny.
We're inching closer to Europe reacting....forcefully.
Sidenote: As far as the US helping by taking in some of these people? Nope. Not our problem. Good luck Europe.