THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Migrants at a refugee camp in northern Greece staged a successful protest Saturday against police restricting access to a non-governmental organization that provided the camp with food they prefer to the bland official offerings.
The migrants, most of them Syrian, repeatedly blocked a road outside the camp in the town of Oreokastro, a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, in the afternoon and evening, shouting "We want Salam!" — a reference to the head of the NGO providing the food. They finally retreated when police promised that the NGO would be granted access to the camp.
Salam Aldeen, a Danish citizen of Iraqi descent, is a co-founder of the NGO Team Humanity, which has been providing food to the more than 1,400 refugees in the camp.