Tempers flare as migrants stuck at Greek-Macedonian border

February 29, 2016 11:41 AM

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IDOMENI, Greece — Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun grenades Monday as several hundred Iraqi and Syrian refugees, frustrated at days of delays in crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, broke down a gate at a nearby rail crossing.

Thousands of people have been stuck at Greece’s northern border, overflowing from a packed refugee camp at Idomeni into the surrounding fields as they wait for Macedonian authorities to let them continue their trek through the Balkans. Only a tiny trickle of people from specific countries have been ...

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