Clashes at Greece border as Macedonia builds fence to stem migrant flow

Protests by migrants on the Greece-Macedonia border, where a fence is being built, left several officers injured, vehicles damagedA group of migrants trying to enter Macedonia pelted the police with stones on Saturday, injuring several officers as the small Balkan country became the latest to build a border fence aimed at checking the flow of newcomers. The interior ministry said 18 police were injured, two of whom were hospitalised, in the protests at the Gevgelija crossing point between Greece and non-EU member Macedonia which came as Macedonian troops began to seal up parts of the border with a 2.5-metre-high (8-foot) fence. Government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjev described the situation by mid-afternoon as “calm and stable”.

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