Chaos at Macedonia border as refugees tear through police lines




 
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Chaos at Macedonia border as refugees tear through police lines
 
August 22nd, 2015  
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Topic: Chaos at Macedonia border as refugees tear through police lines


Chaos at Macedonia border as refugees tear through police lines
By Fatos Bytyci GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border on Saturday as police lobbed stun grenades and beat them with batons, struggling to enforce a decree to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. "In this Europe, animals are sleeping in beds and we sleep in the rain," said 23-year-old Syrian woman Fatima Hamido after running across the border. "I was freezing for four days in the rain, with nothing to eat." Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and ordered its borders sealed to migrants, many of them refugees from war who have been entering from Greece at a rate of 2,000 per day en route to Hungary and Europe’s borderless Schengen zone.




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