MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Residents of the Greek island of Kos clashed Friday with police over the proposed establishment of a screening center for refugees in their locality, leaving two people injured, local media reported.
According to the Kathimerini newspaper, the protesters gathered at the center's construction site earlier in the day and tried to interrupt the ongoing work. Police officers used tear gas and two locals were taken to a hospital. Many people experienced breathing problems from exposure to the gas.
Europe is currently struggling to cope with a massive refugee influx, with millions of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of asylum in stable and wealthy EU states. Most refugees travel from Turkey to the Greek islands before continuing onward to mainland Europe.