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Tensions remain high in Idomeni where migrants refuse to budge

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:01

Clashes have erupted yet again at the closed Greek-Macedonian border, where thousands of migrants have blocked a railway to protest the border policies. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The anger is reaching a breaking point in Idomeni, Greece. The migrants and refugees here are taking out that anger in clashes with police. This is just the latest in increasing fights here at the makeshift camp. Some 12,000 people now live there by the closed Greek-Macedonian border.... many of whom have made blocking the railway lines their sole daily duty as a form of protest. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MIGRANT FROM SYRIA, MUSTAFA ELHAMUD, SAYING: "Nobody going to move from here, this is our last hope. If we open the trainway, there is nothing else. So we just staying here until they find a solution." The line there has been shut down for 31 days, forcing officials to re-route trains through Bulgaria. The migrants say if they were to give up, they'd be forgotten. All the while, Greece is trying to clear the camp... though it's obvious, the migrants say, the only direction they'll go is across the border toward northern Europe.

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Tensions remain high in Idomeni where migrants refuse to budge

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 01:01