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Macedonian Police Clash With Thousands of Migrants at Greek Border

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    A migrant man holding a boy react as they are stuck between Macedonian riot police officers and migrants during a clash near the border train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, as they wait to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Macedonian special police forces have fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with Greece, a day after Macedonia declared a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to Europe.

    Thousands of migrants made several attempts to charge police at Greece's border a day after Macedonia's government declared a state of emergency on the frontier to halt a human tide heading north to the European Union, NBC News reported.

    The migrants were met by police, who fired stun grenades to disperse the large crowd. Some of the 3,000 migrants hurled stones at the Macedonian forces and at least eight people were injured, Greek police said.

    Hours after Friday's clashes, Macedonian police started letting small groups of families with children cross by walking along railway tracks to a station to take trains to the border with Serbia.