Tension on the border, police uses teargas against refugees

Tension on the border, police uses teargas against refugees

Skopje, 29 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Tense situation has dominated today the border crossing point between FYROM and Greece, where Macedonian police have intervened with teargas against refugee crowds, who were trying to enter the country.

Several refugees have cut through the barbed wire fence and have entered the territory, but have been removed by police special units.

Meanwhile, large groups of refugees blocked the Corridor 10 railway. But, the situation has gone back to normality after a few hours.

Stela Nanu of UNHCR said that the situation is calm, but that tension is still lurking.

“The situation is tense and over 7 thousand refugees have been blocked in the border area. Tension and protests caused a chaotic situation, which can easily get out of control”, Nanu said. /ibna/