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Greece: Refugees scuffle with drivers over highway blockade near Idomeni01:15

Greece: Refugees scuffle with drivers over highway blockade near Idomeni

Greece, Idomeni
April 4, 2016 at 16:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of refugees blocked the E75 highway connecting Greece and Macedonia near Idomeni on Monday, demanding that they be allowed to continue their journey towards western Europe.

Footage from the scene shows frustrated drivers and passengers confronting the refugees with the Greek riot police rushing to intervene and remove the blockade from the highway. One automobile is seen trying to go around the blockade by driving on the roadside before being stopped by the refugees.

The protest resulted in a major traffic jam on the E75, the main route connecting Greece with central Europe regarding transport of goods.

Automobiles, buses and also long-haul trucks were reportedly stuck for more than four hours, roughly three kilometres from the Idomeni border crossing, causing a reported rise in tensions between refugees and drivers.

Greece: Refugees scuffle with drivers over highway blockade near Idomeni01:15
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A group of refugees blocked the E75 highway connecting Greece and Macedonia near Idomeni on Monday, demanding that they be allowed to continue their journey towards western Europe.

Footage from the scene shows frustrated drivers and passengers confronting the refugees with the Greek riot police rushing to intervene and remove the blockade from the highway. One automobile is seen trying to go around the blockade by driving on the roadside before being stopped by the refugees.

The protest resulted in a major traffic jam on the E75, the main route connecting Greece with central Europe regarding transport of goods.

Automobiles, buses and also long-haul trucks were reportedly stuck for more than four hours, roughly three kilometres from the Idomeni border crossing, causing a reported rise in tensions between refugees and drivers.

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