Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants

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“Go away, go,” a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbour. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.

In an ugly standoff, which continued for about an hour on Sunday, about 20 locals on the Greek island of Lesbos jeered the migrants and kept pushing their dinghy away from the quay.

The chilly reception, though not necessarily representative, was a far cry from scenes in 2015 and 2016, when Greeks threw open their...


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Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants


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