Greek mayor: “Women are afraid to go out alone, we keep our children inside our homes”
Spyros Galinis, the mayor of Mytilene, the capital of the island of Lesbos, told Greek news outlet Iefimerida, that the people in his city are increasingly concerned about migrants. Galinis said that “Women are afraid to go out of their homes, we keep our children in our houses”.
According to the mayor, Lesbos is exhausted of the ongoing dangerous situation with migrants. The people of Lesbos were once represented by the media as the people of solidarity, who even opened their homes to refugees from Syria.
But now the situation has completely changed, as the once solidary and tolerant residents of Lesbos are facing the cruel reality of the uncontrolled mass immigration crisis that is inflicting Europe once again. Mr Galinos added: “Our citizens feel abandoned by Greece and by the EU, Greek citizens meanwhile form only one third of the people living on this island”.
Earlier , the Médecins Sans Frontières agency warned that Lesbos “has reached a point of eruption “… healthcare and other services provided to immigrants, leading some others to resort to violence.”
In addition, the head of the local chamber of commerce, Mr Evangelos Myrsinias, told reporters that “Trade and investment on our island have stopped… We feel neglected and abandoned on the islands. We feel a disappointment that is exacerbated by the decision to increase taxes, which after what we have passed will drastically increase our living costs.”