Greek police have scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia The trouble flared outside a migrant camp on Friday after a social media rumour suggested onward travel res

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The trouble flared outside a migrant camp on Friday after a social media rumour suggested onward travel restrictions had been lifted. Reports say some migrants outside the official Diavata migrant camp hurled sticks and stones at police who responded with tear gas. The Diavata camp according to Asylum Europe. It was later cleared by Greek police and the migrants were redistributed to various official camps. Greek police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse migrants who had gathered in a field near the countrys border with Northern Macedonia in the hope of making their way illegally up through the Balkans towards northern Europe. A crowd trying to make its way towards the Greek border scuffled with police who responded with tear gas. Its a lie that the borders will open urging migrants to return to their accommodation centres. In Turkey which borders Greece and Bulgaria. We want to go to Europe he told Reuters through an interpreter. Migration Ministry coordinator for northern Greece Nikos Ragkos said two buses for migrants had already left Diavata

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