The Latest: Slovenian protests for migrants and against them

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The Latest on the massive movement of migrants into and across Europe (all times local):

7:55 p.m.

Slovenian police have stepped in to keep apart two rallies — one that supports migrants and the other that does not want them in the Alpine nation.

The two groups gathered Saturday several blocks away from each other in the capital, Ljubljana, but hundreds of right-wing protesters later marched toward about 1,000 liberals favoring open-door policies toward the migrants.

The pro-migrant camp carried banners reading "Nobody is Illegal" and "No to Fascism," while the counter group shouted slogans against the center-left government, holding banners reading "Stop to Islam" and "Islamists not Welcome."

The two groups shouted at each other but there were no other incidents.

Nearly half a million migrants hoping to reach wealthy EU countries have passed through Slovenia since last October.


1:25 p.m.

Iraqi and Syrian migrants and asylum-seekers are protesting peacefully on the Greek side of the Greek-Macedonian border since early Saturday, demanding admission into Macedonia.

Macedonia has effectively shut down the border to all migrants since late Thursday night, when about 50 people were allowed through. Migrant flow along the so-called "Balkan route", through Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, had slowed to a trickle before that.

About 150 people are currently close to the fence marking the border, carrying placards reading "Open the border" and shouting the same slogan. Earlier Saturday, about 300 staged a similar protest.

About 5,500 migrants are braving rainy weather at a tent camp close to the border and another 500 are camped at a gas station 17 kilometers away.