Police move in to reopen Idomeni railway crossing

Police move in to reopen Idomeni railway crossing

Refugees and migrants who had camped out on the railway line connecting Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to protest the closure of the border have ended their demonstration.

Police moved in to clear the line, which had been blocked for a month, on Monday morning. They said they did not meet any resistance from the protesters, who packed up their tents and moved away from the railway tracks.

The closure of the line imposed a significant financial burden on companies shipping their goods by train as they had to be re-routed via Bulgaria during the migrants’ protest. The demonstration also affected imports.

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