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Old 04-10-2016, 01:03 PM
 
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IDOMENI, Greece — Migrants waged running battles with Macedonian police Sunday after they were stopped from scaling the border fence with Greece near the border town of Idomeni, and aid agencies reported that hundreds of stranded travelers were injured.

Macedonian police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to repel the migrants, many of whom responded by throwing rocks over the fence at police. Greek police observed from their side of the frontier but did not intervene.

Hundreds hurt as migrants confront Macedonian border police

It is what it is. I'm guessing that Macedonia wants to control its borders against illegal aliens.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:08 AM
 
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IDOMENI, Greece — Migrants waged running battles with Macedonian police Sunday after they were stopped from scaling the border fence with Greece near the border town of Idomeni, and aid agencies reported that hundreds of stranded travelers were injured.

Macedonian police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to repel the migrants, many of whom responded by throwing rocks over the fence at police. Greek police observed from their side of the frontier but did not intervene.

Hundreds hurt as migrants confront Macedonian border police

It is what it is. I'm guessing that Macedonia wants to control its borders against illegal aliens.
It goes so SO much deeper than that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_naming_dispute

I'm only familiar because I spent a lot of time in Greece in the 1990s, made a lot of Greek friends, and noted these bumper stickers and stickers on the public buses that stated "Macedonia IS Greece".
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:08 AM
 
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IDOMENI, Greece — Migrants waged running battles with Macedonian police Sunday after they were stopped from scaling the border fence with Greece near the border town of Idomeni, and aid agencies reported that hundreds of stranded travelers were injured.

Macedonian police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and a water cannon to repel the migrants, many of whom responded by throwing rocks over the fence at police. Greek police observed from their side of the frontier but did not intervene.

Hundreds hurt as migrants confront Macedonian border police

It is what it is. I'm guessing that Macedonia wants to control its borders against illegal aliens.
Good for Macedonia.

Alexander the Great must be smiling down on his erstwhile homeland.
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