Greek minister likens Idomeni refugee camp to Dachau

More than 12,000 migrants have been forced to sleep in muddy fields near Idomeni, on the Greece-Macedonia borderGreece’s interior minister on Friday likened the grim camp holding thousands of refugees on the border with Macedonia to the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. “I do not hesitate to say that this is a modern-day Dachau, a result of the logic of closed borders,” Panagiotis Kouroublis said in televised remarks from the squalid Idomeni camp. Solidarity protests are to be held in Greece on Saturday in main cities, part of a broader European movement to mark the United Nations’ anti-racism day.

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