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Syrian refugees mass in convoy on Turkish border to walk into Greece

Tens of thousands of people are planning to enter EU country together, after alleged racist attacks and rising tensions

Thousands of Syrian refugees are assembling in Turkey in a convoy, which organisers have dubbed the Caravan of Light, in an audacious and desperate attempt to enter the EU en masse.

Since early September, Syrians have been drawing up plans for the journey via a Telegram channel, which now has more than 85,000 members.

The organisers, who are believed to be Syrian refugees themselves, have told people to bring sleeping bags, tents, lifejackets, water, canned food and first aid kits. The actual number of people in the caravan is unclear, but organisers say about 100,000 people are expected.

There are more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, where there have been recent reports of rising tensions and violence against Syrians in parts of the country.

 

 

 

Source: The Guardian