Violent clashes between migrants and FYROM police at borders with Greece

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After the end of the clashes, humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it had treated around 300 injured people. “Two hundred people were treated for respiratory problems caused by tear gas, mostly men but including women and some children under the age of five,” MSF spokesman Jonas Hagensen said.

FYROM police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to repel the migrants who tried to tear down the border fence with Greece near the Greek village of Idomeni


Clashes broke out between migrants and the FYROM police on Sunday, with Associated Press reporting that hundreds of people were injured.

11,000 refugees and migrants are living in a makeshift refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece and they want from national authorities in the Balkan Route to open up their borders and let them reach their final destination.

On Sunday morning, some of the migrants living in Idomeni tried to tear down the border fence between Greece and FYROM and the FYROM police i...


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