Protesters in Germany call on EU to accept refugees at Greek border
Rallying in the German capital Berlin on Saturday, thousands of protesters called on the European Union to accept asylum seekers waiting desperately at Greece's border while enduring ill-treatment under harsh conditions.
Gathering in a large rally organized by the Seebrucke (Sea Bridge) movement, protesters criticized the EU's migration policy with slogans calling for open borders and action to help asylum seekers.
A speaker at the demonstration said: "We know that there is space in Germany for asylum seekers who have been drowned, humiliated, tortured and killed at the Greek border."
The Seebrucke movement announced that 4,000 people attended the demonstration, with another 5,000 attending a similar demonstration in Hamburg. The protesters shouted slogans like "Open borders!," "Save lives!” and "We have a place!"
Ankara has repeatedly complained that Europe has failed to keep its promises under a 2016 EU-Turkey refugee deal to help migrants and stem further migrant waves.