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Syrian, Iraqi refugees protest after fight breaks out in camp on overwhelmed Greek island

  • Syrian migrants, who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, carry their belongings as they wait for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Syrian migrants, who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, carry their belongings as they wait for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syrian migrants who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, gather for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Syrian migrants who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, gather for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syrian migrants who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, hold a banner that reads: "We Need Card", as they gather for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Syrian migrants who have been stranded for days in the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, hold a banner that reads: "We Need Card", as they gather for travel documents from Greek authorities at the port of Mytilene on Monday, June 15, 2015. An emergency European Union plan to help Italy and Greece manage thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could be vastly watered down on Tuesday, according EU diplomats. During the first five months of 2015, 40,297 migrants arrived in Greece, up from 6,500 in the same period in 2014. Almost all of them have crossed in boats from Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, including women and young children, have staged a protest on the eastern Greek island of Lesvos, demanding better living conditions, the faster processing of their registration and to be housed separately from Afghan arrivals after a fight broke out in one of the island's camps.

The refugees said the fight broke out Monday, and that police who intervened beat both groups indiscriminately. About 300 people marched to the island's main port of Mytilene to protest, and authorities eventually moved them to a second camp a few hours later.

Lesvos has been bearing the brunt of a huge influx of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa crossing from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands.