Hundreds or thousands of migrants that have been smuggled across the Mediterranean and are on their way up through Europe, confronted riot police at the border between Greece and North Macedonia.
When they failed to break through the border post, grass areas were set on fire.
Much turmoil arose when the migrants tried to force the since 2016 closed border, which they, through mass action and coordinated campaigns in social media, are trying to compel the authorities to reopen.
The area has long been heavily strained. The migrant camp in nearby Thessaloniki is overcrowded and further pressure through a reopening of the former migrant route would, according to analysts, make the situation even more untenable.
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