23 June 2020
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, protests across the Netherlands call for the government to take in 500 unaccompanied child refugees stuck in appalling conditions on Greek islands.
"Protests call for coalition to admit 500 unaccompanied minors from Greek islands.
They have gathered in city squares, parks and on piers with the water lapping at their feet. In silent, physically distanced protests, demonstrators stand 1.5 metres apart, some holding signs saying “WeesWelkom” (be welcome) and “500 Kinderen” (500 children).
Since April, protests have taken place across the Netherlands to lobby the Dutch government to take in 500 unaccompanied children living in squalid camps on the Greek islands."
Dutch government under growing pressure to take in child refugees (The Observer, link)
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