Greek riot police and migrants clash for third day
Demonstrators threw rocks at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades outside an overcrowded camp in Diavata, 40 miles from Macedonia.
Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded refugee camp.
Demonstrators threw rocks at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
Several migrants, including children, fainted amid the clouds of tear gas outside the camp in the village of Diavata, west of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, on Saturday.
The protesters lit fires to make the air more bearable, but blazes also erupted from exploding stun grenades.
Greek officials said the migrants have been mobilised by fake news originating on social media and false reports that the road to central Europe, tightly sealed to migrants for three years, is open, and that buses chartered by non-governmental organisations are waiting on the other side of the border with North Macedonia, about 40 miles (60km) to the north.