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    Railway Station in Athens Disrupted by Migrants' Sit-Down Protest - Reports

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    Dozens of migrants started a sit-down protest in Athens’s Larisis station on the morning of 5 April, suspending all railway services, reportedly hoping they would be transported to the Greek border and join others expecting to restore a 2016 migration path towards northern Europe.

    All railway services have been suspended due to the sit-down, Railway service operator Trainose stated in a press release. Migrants have remained on the train tracks, while a riot police unit is controlling the situation.

    The protesters have reportedly asked for a bus to take them to the area of Diavata in northern Greece, where about 500 migrants, including families with small children, have assembled following a call on social media to get to the border.

    READ MORE: Over 10,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2019 — Migration Body

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