Greece resumes migrant deportations from islands

April 8, 2016 7:33 AM

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Greece resumes migrant deportations from islands

ATHENS, Greece – Amid protests, Greece has resumed deportations of refugees and migrants from its islands to Turkey after a four-day pause, sending back 45 people from Lesbos to a nearby port on the Turkish coast.

Before the boat left the island Friday, four activists jumped into the sea to try to obstruct the operation and were detained by the coast guard.

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