Agencies and inhabitants in the northern Evros prefecture voiced their opposition to the creation of new illegal immigrant centres in the region during  a protest rally held in the main square in the city of Didimotiho on Thursday.
The event took place in the wake of news of the fire that broke out at midnight, resulting in the destruction of five buildings of the abandoned Karoti army camp, that was being planned to become an immigrants centre.

The protest was organised by the municipality of Didimotiho and as the mayor said it is the beginning of mobilisations against decisions that are attempting to downgrade and downplay Evros without taking the views of the local society into consideration.