Between hope and despair: Refugees cross into Macedonia - Al Jazeera English

Between hope and despair: Refugees cross into Macedonia

Hundreds of refugees have passed through the Macedonian border from Greece unhindered after two days of clashes in which police used stun grenades in a failed bid to prevent them from crossing.

Police and security remained at the border on Sunday, checking the refugees belongings and bags as they allowed them to pass through.

About 39,000 people, mostly Syrian refugees, have been registered as passing through Macedonia in the past month, twice as many as the month before.

They previously encountered little resistance at the border, but the recent influx had overwhelmed Macedonian authorities who earlier this week had declared a state of emergency and stopped many from crossing.

 

 

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