Macedonia opens frontier to ‘vulnerable’ numbers rise waiting to cross from Greece
Macedonian police have fired stun grenades to repel roughly 5,000 migrants who have made several attempts to force their way across the border. Macedonia now says it will allow “vulnerable” migrants to enter the country.
A trickle of refugees made it across the border from Greece into Macedonia on Friday hours after police had fired stun grenades at the crowd, injuring at least five people.
Tensions have been rising since Thursday when Macedonia declared a “state of emergency”and sealed its border with Greece as thousands have been crossing on their way to Serbia and onward to EU-member Hungary.
After several hours of clashesbetween police backed by armored vehicles against the increasingly desperate crowd of refugees – most of them Syrians – several hundred managed to break through and cross the frontier, the Reuters news agency reported.
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Source News: DW