Refugees on Bicycles

Source: Daily Beast, August 28

More than 100 Syrian refugees have biked into Norway this year, exploiting a legal loophole that only prohibits crossing on foot and giving rides to people without papers. They enter through the country’s border with Russia, near the Arctic city of Murmansk. “It is not news to us that tourists cross the border on bicycles, but recently we’ve also started to see some asylum seekers coming by bicycle,” said a border official. Authorities say they will begin to crack down on people driving migrants across the border.


One response to “Refugees on Bicycles

  1. Australia’s Tony Abbott is going to have to find a new mantra. Can I suggest: STOP the BIKES.
    It’s puerile enough and should take attention away from the parlous state of the economy under his watch.j