'An Attack On Greek Heritage': Migrants 'Chop Down Thousands Of Olive Trees' On Greek Island

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Apr. 09, 2020

Is this what they call "cultural enrichment?"



From Greek City Times:
It has been a wild few days on the Greek island of Lesvos. The past few days has seen two gangs of Afghani immigrants battle each other and African immigrants ridicule and cough on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Greek City Times.

However, if these incidences were not enough, 5,000 olives trees were cut from their roots by illegal immigrants from the infamous Moria migrant camp, to the north of Lesvos’ capital city of Mytilene.

Olive trees take approximately 65-80 years to reach stable yields, meaning that the destroyed trees are a major blow to the local economy.
Olive exports amount to about US$700 million every year to the Greek economy.

The fruit is also an integral part of Greek history, culture, heritage and identity. Greece since the Bronze Age have been producing and exporting olives and olive oil, effectively meaning that olives have been a critical part of the Greek economy for at least 4,000 years.
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