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Evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp continues for 2nd day

  • A bulldozer clears the makeshift refugee camp during a police operation at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, photographed from the Macedonian side of the border, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    A bulldozer clears the makeshift refugee camp during a police operation at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, photographed from the Macedonian side of the border, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)  (The Associated Press)

  • A bulldozer clears a makeshift refugee camp during a police operation at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA via AP)

    A bulldozer clears a makeshift refugee camp during a police operation at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Refugees and migrants wait to embark into the buses during a police operation at a makeshift refugee camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA via AP)

    Refugees and migrants wait to embark into the buses during a police operation at a makeshift refugee camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp at Tuesday to support the evacuation of the Idomeni site near the Macedonian border. (Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Greek authorities have begun for a second day moving people out of the sprawling Idomeni refugee camp on the country's northern border with Macedonia.

Some of those staying in Idomeni had already boarded two buses waiting to take them to other, organized camps by the time police arrived at about 8:30 a.m. (0530 GMT) Wednesday.

More than 700 police were deployed but no violence was reported in the operation that began at dawn Tuesday in the camp of more than 8,000 people. Journalists have been banned from approaching the site.

Authorities said about 2,000 people were moved on the first day. The camp's evacuation is expected to last several days.