IDOMENI, Greece – Migrants have clashed with Macedonian police after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from Macedonia in the border town Idomeni.
Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to keep the migrants at bay and they responded by throwing rocks at the police. Greek police were standing by, not interfering.
The clashes began soon after some 500 of the more than 11,000 migrants stranded at a camp on the Greek side of the border responded to rumors the border was about to open. When Macedonian police denied the rumors, spread by activists since Saturday, over a hundred migrants, including several children, tried to scale the fence.