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August 6, 2012

Athens Police have massive roundup of illegals over weekend

News reports say that Greek police detained 4,900 people, ultimately keeping 1,130 for possible deportation.

There are over 800,000 legally-registered immigrants in Greece, with an estimate of over 350,000 illegally residing in the country.

Because of the fear of Syrian refugees entering into Greece via Turkey, the Greek government recently tripled guards along its border with the Turkish state. The burgeoning civil war in Syria in some ways echoes the violence in Lebanon from early decades, in which Greece was the destination for many Lebanese (for example, during the 1970s warfare in Beirut).

Xenophobia in Greece

Golden Dawn continue ascendancy - UK Telegraph Nov 2012

Dressed in black shirts with faces hidden by helmets - Golden Dawn - Oct 2012

Anti-Semitism in Greece

Anti-Semitism gets growth spurt amid economic troubles of Greece - Feb 21, 2011

17,000 people detained around Athens - September 5, 2012

Amnesty attacks Greek detention of migrant children - July 30, 2010

Hunger Strike Ends for Illegal Immigrant Group in Athens - March 9, 2011

Vigilante attacks on non-Greeks increasing - Dec 2010

Jewish Museum in Athens vandalized - July 2010

Epicurus Greece Travel

Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

Rick Steves Athens and Peloponnese Guide Book

Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese

Amazon 2016 Lonely Planet Guide Greece

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