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Greece: Refugees recoup after fierce fighting with police breaks out02:29

Greece: Refugees recoup after fierce fighting with police breaks out

Greece, Diavata
April 6, 2019 at 03:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Emergency services began a clean-up operation at a refugee camp near Diavata, some 10km (6.2mi) outside Thessaloniki, on Friday, following scuffles between police and migrants.

Hundreds of refugees arrived in a field near the camp with hopes of travelling north but police forced them back to stop them breaking a cordon and heading towards the North Macedonia border.

Scuffles broke out as a result and the migrants could be seen recouping in their tents around camp fires following the clean-up operation in the area.

Some refugees held up banners requesting urgent help from authorities before they attempt to travel further north.

Greece: Refugees recoup after fierce fighting with police breaks out02:29
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Emergency services began a clean-up operation at a refugee camp near Diavata, some 10km (6.2mi) outside Thessaloniki, on Friday, following scuffles between police and migrants.

Hundreds of refugees arrived in a field near the camp with hopes of travelling north but police forced them back to stop them breaking a cordon and heading towards the North Macedonia border.

Scuffles broke out as a result and the migrants could be seen recouping in their tents around camp fires following the clean-up operation in the area.

Some refugees held up banners requesting urgent help from authorities before they attempt to travel further north.

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