Refugees occupy tracks near Greek-Macedonian border, protest closure

A group of migrants began a sit-in on Sunday along train tracks near the northern Greek town of Idomeni to protest Macedonia's decision to boost controls of its border to new refugees, according to Greek broadcaster Skai.

Macedonia had been expected to reopen its borders on Saturday after it and other nations along the so-called Balkan route - heavily used by refugees trying to reach richer Western Europe - agreed to shut borders for 36 hours and then start only letting through 580 people a day.

The refugees complain that only 300 were allowed through on Saturday. More than 7,000 people are waiting in Idomeni for the chance to continue their travels.

Last update: Sun, 28/02/2016 - 20:18
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