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Migrants protest as police prevent NGO from feeding them

Migrants and refugees chant slogans during a protest against the living conditions at the Oreokastro camp, near the northern town of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos

THESSALONIKI, Greece – Migrants at a refugee camp in northern Greece staged a successful protest Saturday against police restricting access to a non-governmental organization that provided the camp with food they prefer to the bland official offerings.

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The migrants, most of them Syrian, repeatedly blocked a road outside the camp in the town of Oreokastro, a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, in the afternoon and evening, shouting “We want Salam!” – a reference to the head of the NGO providing the food. They finally retreated when police promised that the NGO would be granted access to the camp.

Salam Aldeen, a Danish citizen of Iraqi descent, is a co-founder of the NGO Team Humanity, which has been providing food to the more than 1,400 refugees in the camp.

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