Migrant chaos: Clashes as thousands march to Greece after false rumour of open border

  • Written by  A.P.,Source:Express
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POLICE in Greece clashed with thousands of migrants in disturbing scenes following false claims the EU member state’s border would be opened.

Greek officers fired tear gas as angry migrants hoping to make their way to northern Europe hurled stones and bottles after being barred from reaching a nearby border crossing, witnesses said.

Syrian refugee Yaser said: “We don't want to fight with the Greek police. We want to go to Europe, we don't want to stay in Greece.

” Wife Fatemeh, who was carrying their six-month old baby, said the family was determined to stay at the makeshift camp. She added: “We will stay here until the borders open, we don't have any other choice.”

 

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