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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rubber bullets and teargas fired in riot on Macedonian border

Desperate Moroccan and Iranian migrants forced back by border guards, while Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees still given access Macedonian border guards used teargas and rubber bullets to repel hundreds of alleged economic migrants gathered on the country’s southern border on Wednesday. Around 300 mainly Moroccan and Iranian migrants were forced back as they tried to breach Macedonia’s border from Greece, the aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said. Hundreds of thousands of people from all nationalities have been allowed free passage through Macedonia since the start of the year, but a recent ban on perceived economic migrants has seen around 3,000 people stranded in northern Greece, even as thousands of Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis have been allowed to continue. Continue reading...