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Migrants clash with Macedonian police at Greek border

  • A group of migrant men run away from tear gas used by Macedonian police after migrants broke a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A group of migrant men run away from tear gas used by Macedonian police after migrants broke a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man lays on the ground injured during a protest with Macedonian police after migrants broke a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A man lays on the ground injured during a protest with Macedonian police after migrants broke a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of migrant men attempt to tear apart the fence during a protest at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A group of migrant men attempt to tear apart the fence during a protest at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

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.