Dozens on Crete protest against far-right ship
Dozens have protested in the Cretan port of Ierapetra against the possible arrival of the C-Star, a ship chartered by far-right activists aiming to prevent migrant rescues in the Mediterranean.
According to reports yesterday, the vessel was sailing in international waters some 12 nautical miles off the Cycladic island of Koufonisi and it was not clear whether it was planning to approach Ierapetra. Mayor Theodosios Kalantzakis told a rally late Monday that the Djibouti-flagged ship is not welcome.
“I can’t see the passengers themselves having any intention to sail in this area now – a place that has shown that fascism will not pass, that has shown solidarity and hospitality to 700 migrants we helped live with dignity when they were in Ierapetra,” Kalantzakis said.