Europe implements pandemic-driven digital barriers to keep migrants out

Europe implements pandemic-driven digital barriers to keep migrants out
The view from Greece, March 2020. RUPTLY video, YouTube

[Ed. – Apparently sacrificing themselves through courting infection is a bridge too far for the once-sanctimonious EU.  Team Biden has no such selfish concerns about America.  Let viruses stream across the border unimpeded.]

As the world begins to travel again, Europe is sending migrants a loud message: Stay away!

Greek border police are firing bursts of deafening noise from an armored truck over the frontier into Turkey. Mounted on the vehicle, the long-range acoustic device, or “sound cannon,” is the size of a small TV set but can match the volume of a jet engine.

It’s part of a vast array of physical and experimental new digital barriers being installed and tested during the quiet months of the coronavirus pandemic at the 200-kilometer (125-mile) Greek border with Turkey to stop people entering the European Union illegally.

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A new steel wall, similar to recent construction on the U.S.-Mexico border, blocks commonly-used crossing points along the Evros River that separates the two countries.

Nearby observation towers are being fitted with long-range cameras, night vision, and multiple sensors.

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