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The Latest: Tension between migrants, refugees at border

The Latest: Tension between migrants, refugees at Greek-Macedonian border

The Latest: Tension between migrants, refugees at border

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of people enter the European Union in search of a better life. All times local.

8:30 a.m.

Scuffles have broken out between migrants and refugees at Greece's northern border with Macedonia, after hundreds of people blockaded the crossing in protest because they were not being allowed to cross the border.

In recent days Macedonia has stopped allowing anyone except those from countries at war such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who are considered refugees, to cross into the country from Greece.

Small groups of people from countries such as Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been blockading the crossing since Wednesday. On Thursday morning, groups of Afghans demanding to be allowed to cross scuffled with the protesters.

Greek police say there are around 2,500 refugees in the Idomeni border area who have been waiting in the nearby camp, and roughly 3,000 migrants.


Updated : 2021-09-19 04:29 GMT+08:00