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The Latest: Migrants seek damages over Macedonia expulsions

  • An accommodation for migrants and asylum seekers is pictured in Bautzen, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Police reported verbal and violent attacks have erupted between about 80 far-right activists and about 20 young asylum seekers. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

    An accommodation for migrants and asylum seekers is pictured in Bautzen, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Police reported verbal and violent attacks have erupted between about 80 far-right activists and about 20 young asylum seekers. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A sculpture of a horse stands in ancient Rome's Trajan's Market as part of an itinerant exhibit, Lapidarium, by the Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves, which opened in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The exhibit, made up of forty grim horses made of bronze, iron, marble and granite, is intended to raise awareness about the ongoing migrant crisis. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

    A sculpture of a horse stands in ancient Rome's Trajan's Market as part of an itinerant exhibit, Lapidarium, by the Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves, which opened in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The exhibit, made up of forty grim horses made of bronze, iron, marble and granite, is intended to raise awareness about the ongoing migrant crisis. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A sculpture of a horse is framed through a window of Rome's ancient Trajan's Market as part of an itinerant exhibit, Lapidarium, by the Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves, which opened in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The exhibit, made up of forty grim horses made of bronze, iron, marble and granite, is intended to raise awareness about the ongoing migrant crisis. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

    A sculpture of a horse is framed through a window of Rome's ancient Trajan's Market as part of an itinerant exhibit, Lapidarium, by the Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves, which opened in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The exhibit, made up of forty grim horses made of bronze, iron, marble and granite, is intended to raise awareness about the ongoing migrant crisis. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

Eight asylum-seekers are taking legal action against Macedonia for expelling them back into Greece after they worked their way across the border.

The migrant advocacy group ProAsyl said it helped the group file a complaint Monday with the Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights.

Karl Kopp of the Frankfurt, Germany-based group did not identify the plaintiffs, but told The Associated Press Thursday the asylum-seekers were from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kopp says they would be entitled financial compensation, if the court rules in their favor.

The March 14 incident occurred along a rugged stretch of the Greek-Macedonian border when hundreds of migrants and refugees who had forced their way across were detained and then expelled.

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10 a.m.

Police say some 100 officers had to get between far-right Germans and asylum-seekers who were fighting in the eastern German town of Bautzen.

Bautzen police spokesman Thomas Knaup said Thursday around 80 Germans and 20 migrants were attacking each other Wednesday night on a market square.

Police had to separate the groups and were attacked with bottles by some of the asylum-seekers.

The far-right protesters were shouting nationalist slogans and followed the asylum-seekers back to their shelter while police tried to keep the groups separated. Later, some of the far-right group threw stones at an ambulance preventing it from getting close to the shelter to attend to an injured migrant.

In February, onlookers celebrated as fire damaged a former hotel that was being turned into a refugee home in Bautzen.