The Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos have staged general strikes over plans for new migrant camps. The islands have also seen violent demonstrations over the proposals from the government in Athens.
The trip comes a day after a child drowned off the island of Lesbos — the first death since Turkey opened its borders to refugees. Turkish President Erdogan has warned that "millions" of migrants are headed to Europe.
Several Greek islands, including Lesbos, have launched a labor stoppage following "extremely aggressive" clashes between police and anti-refugee protesters. Locals continue to call for an end to migrant camps.
The islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios are the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis. Islanders have run out of patience, demanding their government empty the overflowing reception camps and return their islands to them.
Berlin has insisted that the EU's "borders are not open" despite a new push of migrants and refugees at the Turkish-Greek frontier. Up to 5,000 people have gathered in the northern city, chanting "Hamburg has space."
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