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Bulgaria News | Asylum-Seekers

Riot at refugee camp in southern Bulgaria leads to crackdown and extraditions
  • More than 400 asylum-seekers detained in the camp at Harmanli in southern Bulgaria clashed with police, throwing stones and setting fire to furniture before police shot them with rubber bullets and a water cannon.
  • Local media had accused refugees at the camp, home to 3,000, of carrying infectious skin diseases, leading to their confinement to the camp and stoking outrage among the detained.
  • The Bulgarian government has initiated arrangements to deport those involved as nationalists have called for the closure of all refugee centers.

Read more:
Bulgarian police fire rubber bullets during migrant camp riot” (The Guardian)
After riot, Bulgaria to send migrants to closed camps, plans extraditions” (Reuters)
Migrant crisis: Riot in Bulgaria’s largest refugee centre” (BBC)

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