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“Refugees in Our Country”: The Fury of Stranded Drivers in Athens

Stranded Drivers AthensThousands were stranded at Attiki Odos, Athens for 20 hours. Credit: AMNA

Dozens of motorists were stranded overnight on Attiki Odos, the Athens ring road after a snow blizzard hit the Greek capital and the islands on Monday.

An operation by the Army, the Fire Brigade, the police, as well as volunteers from the Red Cross and Τhe Smile of the Child has been in progress since Monday afternoon to help some 5,000 motorists who were stranded for hours on Attiki Odos in freezing temperatures.

The operation lasted all night and continues, with the army staff and the volunteers reaching the drivers and handing out food, water and blankets.

Grecian Delight supports Greece

Αττική Οδός, ώρα 19:00. Βίντεο – καταγγελία που μας έστειλε άνθρωπος που βρίσκεται αυτή τη στιγμή εγκλωβισμένος από τις 11 το πρωί!!

Τι περιμένουν; Να πεθάνει κάποιος εγκλωβισμένος με προβλήματα υγείας;#ΜένουμεΕνεργοί #χιονια pic.twitter.com/NKTUgpTKax

— Μένουμε Ενεργοί – Υγεία, Συλλογικότητα, Αλληλεγγύη (@Covid19energoi) January 24, 2022

Another post showed a few dozen snowbound motorists sleeping on the floor of the lobby of a nearby hotel.

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