Report: Macedonian police fire tear gas at migrants on Greek border

Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades against hundreds of refugees and migrants who attempted to cross into the country from the Idomeni camp on the other side of the border in Greece, the Athens daily Kathimerini reported.

A leaflet had been distributed among the 11,000 migrants stranded at the camp that called for a "march" toward the border, according to the report.

The camp was originally designed for only 2,000 people but the numbers swelled as Macedonia, along with other countries on the Balkan route to Western Europe, began sealing their borders to migrants without valid passports and visas.

Rights groups warn the muddy and unhygienic site could become a humanitarian disaster.

Last update: Sun, 10/04/2016 - 13:01
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