Protesters in Greece flee as authorities fire rounds of tear gas

Greek authorities have discharged rounds of tear gas upon protesters on the island of Lesbos today (February 26).

Footage captured by a journalist on the ground shows people running and cars fleeing the scene with clouds of tear gas seen in the background.

The filmer Franziska Grillmeier described the moment as a "heavy tear gas attack against their own citizens."

Protesters gathered today to speak out against the government's alleged seizure of farmland to build a migrant detention centre.

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Location: Greece