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Germany: Thousands protest to open borders to migrants

Protesters say Greece’s decision not to accept any new asylum applications is contrary to human rights

Erbil Basay   | 04.03.2020
Germany: Thousands protest to open borders to migrants

BERLIN

Thousands of protesters rallied in the German capital Berlin late Tuesday, calling on the European Union to open its borders to migrants.

Gathering at a large rally organized by the Seebrücke (Sea Bridge) movement, they criticized the EU's migration policy with slogans like "Open borders!" and "Save lives!”

A speaker at the demonstration said Greece's decision not to accept any new asylum applications for one month is contrary to human rights.

The protesters also called on EU countries to accept refugees who are at the Greek border.

More than 130,000 irregular migrants have crossed into Europe so far after Turkey opened its borders last week, accusing the EU of not fulfilling the promises it made as part of a 2015 agreement reached on the refugee crisis.

Greece’s response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers has been harsh, with many battered, tear-gassed and at least two killed by Greek security forces.

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