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Desperate migrants use battering ram to smash though fence on the Macedonia-Greece border


Macedonian police used teargas to disperse the group of refugees after they stormed the crossing

Hundreds of migrants have smashed their way though a fence on the Macedonia-Greece border.

The desperate group are thought to have used a home made battering-ram to break through the border.

Teargas and stun grenades thrown into the crowd by Macedonian police after they stormed the crossing.


They tore down the gate as frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans.

The protesters, who were chanting "open the border" and throwing stones at Macedonian police, were repelled.

A witness said Macedonian police fired several rounds of teargas into crowds.

The migrants had sat on a railway line, refusing to move and demanding to cross into the country.

There were no reports of arrests or injuries from the latest clashes.

Police said 500 people earlier pushed their way past Greek police to reach the gate, which is used to let trains through at the border crossing.

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