The grim situation on the streets of Athens, similar to that of a third world capital, with more than 150,000 illegal immigrants only in the centre of the city, thousands of clandestine vendors, an army of immigrants to jostle in the City soup kitchens and prostitution, was painted yesterday by the mayor of City, Nikitas Kaklamanis.
“This picture, is not consistent with that of a European capital, and is added to the drugs, outbreaks of tuberculosis, hepatitis and AIDS due to the presence of too many foreigners in the occupied districts of
The final blow to the once thriving trade of the city, give the dozens of illegal shops, that opens and closes with staggering rates nationals of countries from Asia and Africa, helping to create the absolute chaos.
If you recognize the crime has increased by at least 16.25% between 2007 and 2008 (it was almost zero before the arrival of the immigrants) you can see that
Something not far from reality, are daily clashes between different gangs of immigrants from Asia and
At the same time begins to emerge the first outbreaks of resistance of Greek citizens in the neighbourhoods of
Mr. Kaklamanis portrayed a grey picture on prostitution too, where thousands of African children are exploited by immigrant gangs, without any interference by the public authorities and the police. Only from the illegal trade, every year the state lose two billion Euros. An alarming situation is the increasing number of homeless immigrants. An estimated number of 1,700 of them are dispersed in 460 different parts of the city, parks, hills and squares, up the abandoned wagons and the ruined buildings on the edge of central
According to the most modest estimates throughout
For its part the City is doing all it can to support the immigrants, said the Major. Daily the city feeds 5,000 immigrants by giving them three full meals, 365 days a year.
In addition, the community grocery store serves 1,600 people annually, while at the hospice of the City 180 people find a warm bed the mayor said.
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