Friday, August 21, 2015

"Police Battle Migrants on Macedonia's Border with Greece" (Updated)

From the Los Angeles Times. "More than 160,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece so far this year, according to the United Nations refugee agency, with more than 50,000 arriving last month alone." And most are trying to head north into the richer parts of Europe.

Update (8/22/2015): The invasion continues. Reuters reports:
Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia's border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.

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But by nightfall on Saturday, thousands had crossed the frontier, milling around the border town of Gevgelija where busses had converged from all over the country and trains left in quick succession to take them north to the next leg of their journey through Serbia.

There was no official word from the government, but the level of organization suggested authorities had opted to move the migrants on as quickly as possibly, having tried and failed to keep them out with razor wire, teargas and stun grenades.
Meanwhile, there were protests in Dresden against allowing further illegal aliens to stay; and polls in Sweden indicate that the nationalist party (Sweden Democrats) is currently the most popular political party there.

And I would note this story from The Washington Examiner last week:
In signs of a world revolt against immigration, a remarkable survey of some of the most populated nations finds that an average of half polled believe there are too many immigrants in their countries and nearly as many believe the newcomers are changing culture for the worse.

And the United States isn't even at the top of those with a negative view, according to the Ipsos global poll of 17,533 in 24 nations. In fact, the U.S. is in the middle of the average, with 49 percent believing there are too many immigrants. Turkey is first, at 92 percent, followed by Italy, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, India, France, England, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Argentina, Hungary, and then the U.S.

From Ipsos on Tuesday: "A new Ipsos global poll finds that fully half (50%) of those citizens surveyed in 24 countries say there are too many immigrants in their country—and almost as many (46%) agree that immigration is causing their country to change in ways they don't like."

2 comments:

  1. 160,000 isn't a migration, It's an invasion. And, the overwhelming majority of the invaders are Muslim, so it's a hostile invasion.

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    1. And it is beginning to spark a violent nationalist backlash.

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