Protesters set 13 000 empty chairs in Germany to demand Greek migrant camps’ closure

Protesters set 13 000 empty chairs in Germany to demand Greek migrant camps' closure

Activists have set up 13,000 empty chairs outside the German parliament om Berlin, in a symbolic protest calling for the overcrowded migrant camps in Greek islands to be shut down.

Each chair represented one of the people stuck in terrible conditions in the Moria camp on Lesbos island, Greece’s largest reception camp, said the organizing groups.

The chairs also symbolize some German cities and states willing to take in the migrants.

Greece announced the first coronavirus case in the Moria camp. Almost 13,000 people live in Moria, which is meant to have a capacity of fewer than 2,800.

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