“There will be bloodshed,” warns mayor of Kos after chaos broke out among 1,500 Muslim illegal aliens who staged a protest at a football stadium, demanding food and shelter, as well as immigration papers.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Brenda K) Yorgos Kyritsis issued the warning as the holiday island descended into a virtual battlefield, with police spraying illegal invaders with fire extinguisher foam in an effort to get them to disperse. The incident took place during a registration procedure which was taking place at the stadium of Kos town, on the south east of the island.
Mr Kyritsus lambasted the situation as being ‘out of control’, adding: ‘There is a real danger of uncontrollable situations. Blood will be shed.’
He claims there are already 7,000 Muslim illegals stranded on Kos which has a population of just 30,000 people. A handful of officers were left trying to impose order on the crowd by hitting the jostling migrants with batons and eventually resorted to blasting them with foam, causing hundreds to flee in panic.
Overwhelmed Kos authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of people arriving clandestinely on rubber dinghies from the nearby Turkish shore. Hundreds of protesting Muslim demanding quick registration began blocking the main coastal road in the island’s main town yesterday morning, staging a sit-in. ‘We want papers, we want to eat!’ they chanted.
As the ugly confrontation with the police unfolded, one migrant said: ‘What can I say – is this Europe? If this is Europe, we’re going back to Syria.’ (Don’t let the door hit you in the ass)
Many of those on Kos, a popular tourist destination (not for long), had been camping in the main town’s parks and squares.
An attempt to have them relocated to a stadium for registration degenerated, with fights breaking out among some of the roughly 1,500 people gathered in a long, crowded queue in the stadium.
Police, who had a force of just a handful of officers to maintain control and carry out the registration, tried to impose order on the crowd by spraying the jostling migrants with fire extinguishers and using batons. Hundreds fled in panic.
The UN refugee agency’s division for Europe said last week that 124,000 refugees and migrants have landed in Greece since the beginning of the year. Similar protests and tension have occurred on several of the islands bearing the brunt of the migrant influx in recent weeks, including Lesbos, where the majority of new arrivals land.