Chaos and clashes with police at the Greece-FYROM borders

SIMELA PANTZARTZI

Refugees stay in the buffer zone at the refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, as they wait to be allowed to cross the border with FYROM, 29 February 2016. FYROM police fired tear gas at hundreds of migrants after they stormed a metal fence along the border with Greece on 29 February, as refugees were blocked from travelling between the two countries on the main route to Western Europe.

Thousands of refugees stuck at the Greek borders with FYROM protested against the closure of the borders. FYROM police used teargas to disperse the crowd.


Close to 7,000 refugees, mainly from Syria and Iraq, who are stuck at the Greek borders with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) demonstrated against the closure of the borders decided by FYROM authorities.

The demonstrators broke down a barbed wire fence and the FYROM border police started to throw teargas at the Greek territory to disperse the crowd and prevent the people in need from entering the forbidden territory.

During the weekend, and before Monday’s clashes, there w...


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