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Thousands Of Migrants Cross Macedonian Border On Way To Hungary

Thousands of migrants crossed unhindered from Greece into Macedonia on August 23 after overwhelmed security forces appeared to abandon their efforts to stem the flow through the Balkans to Western Europe after days of chaos and confrontation. Many of the migrants boarded trains and buses that would take them to the Serbian border. ​Macedonia declared a state of emergency on August 19 and sealed its southern frontier to migrants who had been pouring across at a rate of 2,000 per day on their way to Serbia then Hungary and the European Union’s visa free Schengen zone.