Refugee children in Greece face protest on first day of school

A protest has marred the first day of school for young refugees in Greece, with some 1,500 children getting education under a nationwide programme.

A refugee girl runs as local residents hold a protest outside a school at the Greek village of Profitis some 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Thessaloniki, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

In Profitis, north of Thessaloniki, a small number of parents chained up the school gate in protest, waving Greek flags, the AFP news agency reported. Around 100 police officers formed a corridor to escort 40 “puzzled-looking” refugee children inside, it said.

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