Protests in Athens to highlight criminalisation of sea rescues
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Rescue groups, supporters and refugees held a demonstration in central Athens to highlight what they call the increasing criminalisation of sea rescues and the anti-migration policies of some EU countries.


Some of the protesters lay down in front of banners that read “would you save us?” to bring attention to the problem of the thousands of people who die each year trying to reach Europe.

The predominant colour was orange, a reference to the life jackets usually worn by migrants picked up in the Mediterranean.


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