The number of migrants and refugee who had fled conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, arrived Kos one of several Greek islands.
On Tuesday the officers were apparently trying to prevent a stampede as a crowd tried to squeeze through a door into the stadium. Where they gathered for registration. Police have beaten migrants with batons and sprayed them with fire extinguishers. At least one woman had already fainted in the heat and many children were crying as the tightly packed group of people jostled for space.
Kos mayor Giorgos Kiritsis told the Greek ANA news agency there “was a risk of bloodshed if the situation degenerates” further.
On Tuesday, hundreds of protesting migrants calling for quicker registration began blocking the main coastal road in the island’s main town, staging a sit-in.
“We want papers, we want to eat”, they chanted.
An officer being suspended after being filmed slapping and shoving at the migrants.
Greek authorities are converting a container facility near central Athens to accommodate hundreds of migrants currently sleeping in one of the capital’s parks.