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Trapped In Greece

VICE News travelled from Athens to Patras to find out what it is like to be stuck in a country you never wanted to be in in the first place.

by VICE News
Apr 16 2014, 7:40pm

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Greece has always been a gateway for immigrants searching for what they assumed would be a better life in Europe. But many of those who've crossed illegally into Greece have found that they have traded one bad situation for another. Refugees from war-torn countries like Syria and Afghanistan are finding themselves stuck in a country that is battling an economic crisis and witnessing a rise in anti-immigrant violence, exemplified by the nationalist political party, Golden Dawn. VICE News correspondent Alex Miller travelled from Athens to the western port of Patras to find out what it is like to be trapped in a country you never wanted to be in in the first place.

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