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Migrants versus police at Greek-Macedonian border

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:21

Macedonian police use batons against migrants heading north, as Hungary scrambles to complete a massive fence aimed at blocking new arrivals. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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They had spent the night outdoors under the chilling rain. Then at a no-man's land along the Greek-Macedonian border, an intense standoff with riot police. The Macedonian government has organized two transport trains daily for the migrants -- many of whom are fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria. The trains will take them north where they'll cross into Serbia on their way to Hungary -- the closest member of the European Union. From there -- many have their sights set on Germany and Sweden. But there will be more obstacles. With more than 170,000 migrants having already crossed into Hungary this year... The country is scrambling to finish building a controversial fence aimed at shutting migrants out. Some 30 Hungarian army trucks were also spotted near Serbia... amid reports they'll be deployed to help police the border... And thousands of new arrivals expected in the coming days.

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Migrants versus police at Greek-Macedonian border

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:21