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Macedonian police fire tear gas at stranded migrants on Greek border

Published 13/04/2016 | 10:55

Macedonian police officers stand guard during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photo: Getty
Macedonian police officers stand guard during clashes at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photo: Getty

Macedonian police fired a round of tear gas to disperse a group of stranded migrants protesting on the Greek side of the razor wire fence dividing the two countries, a Reuters witness said.

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Small-scale scuffles broke out when about 50 migrants approached the fence in protest.

Hundreds of migrants were wounded on Sunday in clashes with Macedonian police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets after a group tried to storm the border.

A migrant man carries his daughter during a protest at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece. Photo: AP
A migrant man carries his daughter during a protest at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece. Photo: AP
Migrant men run from tear gas during protests at a border control fence with Macedonia, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni (AP)
Migrant men run from tear gas during protests at a border control fence with Macedonia, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni (AP)

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