People protest building of refugee center in Greek island of Kos

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Athens, February 15, AZERTAC

The Greek police used tear gas and stun grenades against some 1,000 demonstrators protesting against construction of a refugee-processing center on the island of Kos on Sunday, media reported, according to Sputnik News.

According to the media, the rally was peaceful at first, but a group of activists tried to break through the police lines to enter the construction site. The protesters dispersed after the riot police used stun grenades and tear gas.

Currently, Greece is implementing a program of construction of five centers for hosting and registering refugees on country's islands of Chios, Kos, Leros, Lesbos and Samos.

Riot police has been deployed in Kos since February 5 and will remain deployed there until the center has been completed.

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