September 4, 2015 / 10:29 AM / 2 years ago

Migrants scuffle with police on Greek island

ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - About 200 unregistered migrants trying to board a ship scuffled with police and coastguard officials on the Greek island of Lesbos, a coastguard spokesman told Reuters, with TV footage on Friday showing migrants throwing stones at the police.

Police used teargas to disperse the migrants, a reporter on the scene for the Greek news channel ANT1 said.

“About 200 migrants that were not registered tried to get on a ferry at the port and they were pushed back by the police and the coastguard,” Greece’s coastguard spokesman Nikos Lagkadianos said.

Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou and George Georgiopoulos; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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