Refugees protest against new Macedonian border controls
About 300 migrants have staged a sit-in on railway tracks connecting Greece and Macedonia, forcing a train to turn back. Refugees say the country’s entry limits are now too stringent.
The migrants, many of them with children, carried slogans reading “Open the borders, no food” and “We are humans, not animals,” during their protest, which cut off the railway line between northern Greece and Macedonia.
“I’m 17 days on the road with my family and my two children. I don’t know what to do,” one Syrian man lying on the rail tracks with his children told the Athens News Agency.
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