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Fresh clashes between FYROM police and migrants at northern border

TAGS: Migration

New clashes have broken out between police from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and stranded refugees and other migrants trying to scale a fence on Greece's border with the country.

Greek authorities say FYROM police fired tear gas and stun grenades to deter a group of about 30 people from trying to get over the razor-wire fence using blankets.

No injuries were reported from Wednesday's clashes at the closed Idomeni border crossing in northern Greece. On Sunday, severe clashes between stone-throwing migrants and FYROM police using tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and a water cannon left scores injured

About 11,000 people have been living in an informal tent city on the Greek side of the border for weeks, hoping FYROM will let them continue their trek towards Europe's prosperous heartland.

[AP]

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