Macedonia police fire teargas on migrants at Greek border

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 5:54 AM

IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants and refugees who stormed the border from Greece on Monday, tearing down a gate as frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans.

A Reuters witness said Macedonian police fired several rounds of teargas into crowds who tore down the metal gate and onto a railway line where migrants had sat refusing to move, demanding to cross into the country.

(Reporting By Alexandros Avramidis, Writing by Michele Kambas; Editing by Dominic Evans)