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Greek authorities have begun one of the country’s biggest crackdowns yet on suspected illegal immigrants, deploying 4,500 police around Athens and detaining more than 7,000 immigrants in less than 72 hours.
Most have been released, but about 2,000, mostly Africans and Asians, were arrested. They were sent to holding centres pending deportation in an operation that officials, bizarrely, elected to call Xenios Zeus after the Greek god of hospitality.............
“We will not allow our towns, or our country, to be occupied and become a migrant ghetto,” said Athens’ hardline public-order minister, Nikos Dendias, as authorities discussed plans to build eight detention centres capable of holding up to 10,000 immigrants, in the capital.
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by jefwane
The Greeks have not just begun to not like illegals, they have always hated illegals. Asian, North African, Eastern European, does not matter. Prior to the Euro, unless you could prove Greek blood, you could not purchase property in Greece. You could rent on a temporary visa, but you could not buy. The Greeks as a people don't like anyone but Greeks. Get to know a serious Greek family outside of Greece. They generally don't marry outside the Greek community and have a very tight relationship with Greece and the Greek culture.
I've lived in Greece and have a large Greek quarter of the family. Ask someone on a Greek island what they think of all of the Russians and Germans who have bought homes on island. They will go on a 10 minute.rant. Should the Greeks leave the Euro, they will confiscate the property of the non-Greek Europeans and kick them the hell out of there. If not that, they will place an absurd level of property tax on foreign owned property and kick them out that way.
As long as the Greeks were getting their welfare, benefits and pensions for doing nothing or their pay for 30 hours work at a job where it is impossible to fire someone, retirement at 55, sweet benefits, they did not care. When those benefits are being cut, they won't tolerate the illegals and they will toss them out. They might be released tonight, but the Greeks will remove them, either legally or by driving them out.