Tensions on Greece’s North Aegean islands over the creation of new migrant detention centers ramped up on Wednesday, this time on the island of Chios.
Dozens of angry protesters barged into a hotel where riot police officers were sleeping, creating a violent scene which was completely unprecedented on the island.
The angry protesters proceeded to physically attack the police officers, who were sleeping in their rooms.
A video has emerged showing how the incident played out.
In the video, suitcases are seen being thrown from balconies and windows, while people scream, asking the attackers not to beat the officers.
A total of eight officers were reported as being injured in today’s incident on Chios.
On the Greek island of Lesvos, two police officers and two residents were also injured on Wednesday, following fresh clashes which erupted close to the sites where the Greek government is trying to establish the new detention centers.
CNN Greece reported that the number of police officers injured on Lesvos has now reached the shocking figure of 43; however, this information has not yet been officially confirmed.
The ΑΜΝΑ news agency also reported that a total of ten Lesvos residents have been injured in the violence; however, there is still no confirmed tally of the wounded as a result of the chaotic situation on the island.