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Clash Blocks Refugees at Greek Frontier as EU Crisis Deepens

A migrant tries to climb into a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border.

A migrant tries to climb into a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border.

Photographer: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images
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Macedonia deployed its army and police used stun grenades to stop thousands of migrants from entering the country via Greece, its Interior Ministry said, a day after declaring a state of emergency over Europe’s immigration crisis.

Ten people were injured when police from the former Yugoslav republic tried to disperse a crowd of at least 3,000 migrants in no-man’s land, according to Julia Kourafa, a communications officer for aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres. The situation is escalating, with more people arriving at the border each day, she said. Macedonia’s Interior Ministry said its actions were in line with accepted measures.