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Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Updated : April 06, 2019 07:49 PM IST

Greek police clashed on Saturday with groups of migrants and refugees camped in a field close to the country's northern border hoping to cross to neighbouring countries and travel onward to northern Europe, witnesses said. Hundreds of people including children had arrived at the field next to the migrant camp of Diavata near the border with North Macedonia on Thursday and started setting up tents.

Riot police officers grab a migrant during scuffles, as migrants and refugees, who say that they seek to travel onward to northern Europe, gather outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Riot police officers grab a migrant during scuffles, as migrants and refugees, who say that they seek to travel onward to northern Europe, gather outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrants and refugees are seen among smoke during clashes outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrants and refugees are seen among smoke during clashes outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrant children hold flowers as they stand in front of riot police officers next to a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrant children hold flowers as they stand in front of riot police officers next to a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrants and refugees flash victory signs as they stand among smoke during clashes outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Migrants and refugees flash victory signs as they stand among smoke during clashes outside a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Greek police officers walk behind the migrants and refugees in a camp near the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
Greek police officers walk behind the migrants and refugees in a camp near the town of Diavata in northern Greece. (REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)
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