UNHCR condemns police violence on Greece – FYROM border

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“The extensive scenes we have all seen of teargas in use are a matter of great worry to UNHCR. It should be too for all who are concerned with Europe's response to the situation of refugees and migrants,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to disperse the crowd


The use of teargas by the police of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) against migrants and refugees was condemned by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

On Sunday, some of the migrants living in the makeshift camp at the Greek village of Idomeni tried to tear down the border fence between Greece and FYROM and the FYROM police immediately responded by using tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to repel the people in need.

On Monday, UNHCR said that it was g...


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