Islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios staged a general strike, shutting down shops and public services

Many demanded that asylum seekers be shared out across the rest of Greece and the European Union

Nearly 75,000 people crossed illegally to European Union member Greece from Turkey last year

Already 3,000 have arrived so far this year and the crowded refugee camps have grown notoriously violent

Thousands of Greek protesters have demanded asylum seekers be removed from their islands amid overcrowding and violence at the refugee camps.

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