Around 100 refugees protesting at lengthy immigration processes in Greece were Monday driven out of a makeshift camp they had occupied for several weeks near the local headquarters of the UnitedNations High Commissioner for Refugees and arrested by police.
Greek officials used limited force in breaking up the camp. Some refugees climbed trees while others grabbed their children and fled into the city centre, clogging major arteries, according to Greek media reports.
All the refugees were eventually arrested and taken to police headquarters.
The refugees - predominantly from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories - have said they face political persecution at home and need asylum.