Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

May 24, 2016 9:02 AM

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Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

IDOMENI, Greece — Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country’s largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.

By about midday 23 buses carrying a total 1,110 people had left Idomeni, heading to new refugee camps in northern Greece, police said, while earth-moving machinery was used to clear abandoned tents. No violence was reported.

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