Macedonian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants and refugees who stormed the border from Greece Monday, tearing down a gate as frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans.

 

A Reuters witness said Macedonian police fired several rounds of tear gas into crowds who tore down the metal gate and onto a railway line where migrants sat refusing to move, demanding to cross into the country.

 

There were an estimated 8,000 people gathered at Idomeni, the small frontier community on Greece’s border with Macedonia. Most were Syrians and Iraqis.

 

 

 

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