Refugee baby dies on Greek island, as confrontation erupts on Lesbos

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A man injured in the confrontation with the police (Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Confrontation, between police and refugees have erupted Saturday on the Greek island of Lesbos as a two-month old baby died on Agathonisi.

Reportedly, the baby died just a few hours after the family arrived to Agathonisi, south of Lesbos, and the cause of death is now yet known.

Mayor Evangelos Kottoros told public TV network ERT that the infant was treated at a local clinic but its medics had only limited facilities.

Confrontation with police

Refugees had to stand in line for a long time in order to get registered and some of them collapsed from exhaustion on the strong heat.

Frustration grew and the confrontation erupted when they tried to brake trough the barrier and protest the slow process of registration. Also, several skirmishes broke after nightfall.

Police used tear gas and batons, injuring several refugees while one person has been taken to hospital. Around 3,000 refugees were on Lesbos on Saturday.

Around 2,000 refugees were scheduled to go to Athens, from where they could continue their journey trough Balkans and to the Western Europe.

bisher brutalste phase an der sonst sehr schönen und friedlichen kundgebung. #refugeeswelcome

Posted by tsüri.ch on Saturday, September 5, 2015

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Man collapsed from exhaustion (Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

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