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Germany: Protesters rebuild the Moria refugee camp in front of the Reichstag

BERLIN. Dozens of people demonstrated in front of the Reichstag with a replica of the Moria refugee camp for the reception of migrants. On banners and posters they called, among other things, to prevent the formation of new mass camps such as the one that burned down in September on the Greek island of Lesbos, reported the RBB.

The protesters' criticism was also directed against the EU's planned new migration pact. The rally in the center of Berlin is only temporary and should end on Monday.

In Greece, several Afghans are currently standing trial for allegedly setting fire to the Moria refugee camp. After the fire, the federal government agreed to take in around 1,500 migrants.

Gran Canaria suffers from an influx of migrants
Last weekend, more than 1,000 migrants again reached the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain, off the west coast of Africa. The accommodations are already overloaded, reported the ARD. According to this, at least 15,000 mostly African immigrants have arrived there since the beginning of the year.

The island president of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, lamented: “I think that Europe is pursuing a clear strategy of turning us into a prison island. As happened in Lesvos or Lampedusa, in Ceuta or in Melilla. They think to themselves: people don't come to me on the mainland - we hold them back on the islands. We are turning these areas into deterrent prisons."

"Sea-Eye" is preparing another refugee ship
Meanwhile, the refugee organization "Sea-Eye" announced that it would send another ship to the Mediterranean. Together with the “United4Rescue” alliance, the Sea-Eye 4 is currently being prepared in a shipyard for use to rescue migrants in distress, a spokesman said on Twitter.

The leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, said she was pleased that the boat should soon be ready for use. She is very grateful for that.

With the Sea-Eye 4 there will then be a total of seven such ships, a spokesman for the organization announced for the news agency dpa. However, only one ship of the Spanish sea rescuer "Open Arms" is currently active. The rest of them are repeatedly blocked by the authorities.

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