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Migrants Protest At Greek-Macedonian Border

Migrants who have been blocked at the Greek-Macedonian border for three days protested on November 21 against restrictions by Macedonian authorities to turn away migrants who are not from war zones such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

About 1,300 migrants at the Greek side of the border at Idomeni shouted slogans such as “Freedom!” “We Are Not Terrorists!” and “We Are Not Going Back.”

Many of them are from Morocco, but some are also from Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the Congo.

More than 2,000 migrants are blocking the railway tracks in the Macedonian town of Gevgelija, near the border with Greece, preventing trains from traveling between Greece and Macedonia.

There is also a heavy military police presence near the Greek-Macedonian border.

Macedonian authorities imposed the restriction after Serbia and Croatia announced they would turn back migrants from other countries trying to cross from Macedonia.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL’s Macedonian Unit, AP, and AFP