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A woman cleans her eyes with water after police used tear gas during clashes near the city Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Saturday. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

Greek police on the island of Lesbos used tear gas Saturday on protesters left homeless after their overcrowded refugee camp was destroyed by fire earlier this week, per the BBC.

Why it matters: The island's new Kara Tepe camp can accommodate 3,000 people, with priority given to "vulnerable groups," Ekathimerini.com reports. It's unclear what will happen to the other 8,500 people. Rights groups and local health officials say the displaced people have no access to sanitation.

  • The overcrowded Moria refugee camp that was razed Wednesday was placed under quarantine after confirming its first COVID-19 case earlier this month.
  • Permanent residents opposed to a new camp on the island have been "blocking roads to stop aid deliveries," the BBC notes.

The big picture: The 2,000-capacity Moria camp was the largest in Greece, housing over 12,000 people fleeing war from countries including Syria and Iraq.

  • Many of the refugees want to leave Lesbos, per Reuters.

What they're saying: "This is a health bomb," Matina Pagoni, president of Athens and Piraeus hospital doctors' union, told Skai television. "These people haven’t even had access to water all these days, they cannot even wash their hands."

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Nov 22, 2020 - World

Guatemala protesters set fire to part of country's Congress building

Demonstrators set on fire part of the Congress building during a protest in Guatemala City on Saturday. Photo: Orlando Estrada/AFP via Getty Images

Guatemalan riot police moved in to quell unrest after hundreds of demonstrators stormed the country's Congress and set fire to part of the building Saturday, per the BBC.

The big picture: Some 7,000 protesters rallied in Guatemala City to demand President Alejandro Giammattei resign over the 2021 budget passed earlier in the week, which cut funds to COVID-19 programs but "approved $65,000" to cover politicians' meals, per AP. Opposition lawmakers said firms with government connections got priority for "big infrastructure projects," the BBC notes.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with news of the riot police moving in.

“You blew it”: GOP activist turns on corporations over vaccine mandates

The chairman of the American Conservative Union said on "Axios on HBO" he accepts "Joe Biden is my president, and I want him to succeed," but predicted Republicans retake the House and Senate in 2022 — with greater than 50% odds Donald Trump runs in 2024.

The big picture: In a joint interview with his wife, Mercedes, Matt Schlapp also refused to share their vaccination status. And he told corporate America "you blew it" by embracing vaccine mandates and liberal social stances that have alienated GOP voters and politicians.

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Pelosi expects “billionaire’s tax” to pay for Biden social spending

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday she expects the chamber to pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan by week’s end, and alternatives to corporate tax hikes and a “billionaires tax” will be used to finance President Biden’s promised expansion to the social safety net.

Why it matters: Pelosi’s comments come as House and Senate leaders try to wrap up a deal. What will get cut — and how the remainder will be paid — are linchpins to a final agreement.