quinta-feira, 14 de abril de 2016

Refugees: Portuguese Activist detained at Idomeni line by Greek police

Besides Portuguese, have been also held 5 Germans, 2 British, 2 Swedes, 2 Greeks, one Dutch, one Austrian and one Czech. Of the group, only a German have been arrested for having in his possession a melee weapon.

The others have been released after being identified, and are being, however, described as "activists" and related to suspicious groups who have been urging the migrants locked in Idomeni line to revolt against the closure of the border by Macedonia.

New clashes, however, again on the border between Greece and Macedonia. On one side, a group of migrants who tried once more approaching the wire barrier which keeps closed access between the two countries. On the other hand, the Macedonian police, using once again the tear gas.

Macedonia police tear gas migrants on Greek border https://t.co/T0nOfF3ZY6 pic.twitter.com/N5dPOqqyaY

This time, the Greek police riot control was called and it may have been during this speech that the Group of pró-migrantes activists, including a Portuguese, have been arrested.

Last weekend, hundreds of migrants had to receive medical attention after they tried to force the approach and the tip of the wire border barrier, being repressed with Macedonian authorities any violence, with alleged use of tear gas and firing rubber bullets.

MACEDONIA â€" Macedonian police deploy their forces at Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija. By RAtanasovski & lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AFP?src=hash">#AFP</a> <a href="https://t.co/3r3vcce79R">pic.twitter.com/3r3vcce79R</a><p>â€" Frédérique Geffard (fgeffardAFP) 13 de abril de 2016

This Wednesday, there were also those who needed assistance, but only to minimize the effects caused by the gas. Before the event and the existence of some risk, the three heads of State visit the area known as "59" had to be aborted.

According to the Macedonian news agency Goal, the Presidents of Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia came to be about 50 meters from the door of access to Greece, in the middle of the wire barrier, but the trio turned out to retreat.

Security risks prevent Ivanov, Grabar-Kitarovic, Pahor from border visit â€" https://t.co/2p2N4fvXCW

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