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Tensions run high at a Croatia, Slovenia border crossing

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:24

Migrants at a border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia let off steam after they are blocked from entering Slovenia by riot police for the third day running. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Tensions ran high at a border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia on Sunday (September 20) as hundreds of migrants were blocked from entering Slovenia. After spending three days waiting in a stretch of no-man's land between the exit point from Croatia and the entry point into Slovenia near the Croatian village of Harmica, some of the migrants lost their patience and took out their anger on Slovenian riot police, yelling at them and kicking the fence blocking their entry. Around three hundred migrants were stuck at the border crossing after Croatia decided to let migrants pass through the country on their way to western Europe, in response to receiving more than 20,000 people over the past four days. As the vast majority decided to continue into Hungary and Slovenia, Slovenian authorities installed cordons of riot police at border crossings, letting only a limited number of women and families with children into the country. Those allowed to cross into Slovenia were put on buses, taking them to reception centres elsewhere in the country, while others had no choice but to wait at the border crossing.

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Tensions run high at a Croatia, Slovenia border crossing

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:24