Sunday, April 10, 2016

FYROM police use tear gas on refugees at Greek border

FYROM [*] police used tear gas to push back hundreds of people from a border fence at a sprawling refugee camp on the Greek border, witnesses said.

Tear gas was fired on a crowd of more than 500 people who had gathered at the frontier at the makeshift camp of Idomeni.

A Greek police source said there was "tension" in the area but declined to comment further.

More than 11,200 people have been stranded near the border crossing after Balkan states closed of the migrant route in mid-February.

Aid organisations said they were treating people for tear gas exposure.

"We have injuries and are extremely busy," a senior official for medical charity MSF told Reuters. Another aid organisation also confirmed injuries among the migrant population.
             
Witnesses said that unease stirred among the refugees after a small group of individuals attempted to talk to FYROM [*] border guards and ask for the outpost to be opened.

After they received a negative response, other individuals - including some with packed bags - started walking towards the fenced border.

A Greek spokesman said indiscriminate force against refugees and migrants was "dangerous and deplorable"...
 [rte.ie]
10/4/16
 ***[After the necessary corrections with the name "FYROM"]

***[GREECE recognized this country with the name "FYROM"]
***[UN  resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993]
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