Thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin on Wednesday to demand the evacuation of the Moria camp after the major fire incident.
Protesters marched to the Germany Interior Ministry calling for open borders and support for refugees. Some demonstrators could be seen holding signs and placards reading «Tear down all borders,» and «Evacuate Moria.»
Large parts of Moria camp were destroyed after a fire burned it to the ground. Some locals reportedly attacked migrants and prevented them from passing through a village situated close by while they were evacuating from the flames.
The camp was placed under quarantine last week after the first COVID-19 case appeared at the overcrowded camp. A 40-year-old Somalian man tested positive after having returned to the island after not being able to settle on the Greek mainland and was put in isolation to curb the outbreak.
Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi has accused asylum seekers of starting the fire.
Mitarachi also confirmed that so far there have been no reported victims, injured or missing people, adding that emergency measures are being taken to provide temporary housing for around 3,500 asylum applicants whose living quarters were destroyed by the fire.