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Macedonian Police Fire Tear Gas at Migrants at Greek Border

On Sunday, violence hit a Greek facility hosting thousands of the more than one million asylum seekers to arrive in Europe since a continent-wide migration crisis accelerated throughout 2015.

Migrants trapped at a facility in Idomeni, Greece following the closure of a migration route through the Balkans were attempting to break past border guards. 11,000 migrants scheduled for deportation are held at Idomeni, and 10,000 others are being kept at three other locations throughout Greece, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

Macedonian riot police launched tear gas, fired water cannons, shot rubber bullets and even threw rocks at the refugees for more than two hours, according to Deutsche Welle. Doctors Without Borders told the news service they treated about 300 people for tear gas exposure and trauma.

Photos from the scene showed chaos, and many people injured. Russian state-funded broadcaster Russia Today showed video of riot police throwing objects at people in the camp.

The Greek government has condemned the actions of the Macedonian police. Government spokesman George Kyritsis told the BBC "the indiscriminate use of chemicals, rubber bullets and stun grenades against vulnerable populations ... is a dangerous and deplorable act."

Macedonian police told the BBC migrants had started the fight, throwing rocks at guards.

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TOPSHOT - Migrants and refugees clash with Macedonian soldiers during a protest for the reopening of the border near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni, on April 10, 2016. Dozens of people were hurt when police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A protesting migrant runs with a teargas canister to throw it over a border fence at Macedonian police during clashes at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Refugees and migrants clash with Macedonian soldiers during a protest for the reopening of the border near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni, on April 10, 2016. Dozens of people were hurt when police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A protesting migrant displays a rubber bullet he says was fired by Macedonian police during clashes at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
Protesting migrants flee from teargas during clashes with Macedonian police next to a border fence at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Protesting migrants carry an injured fellow migrant during clashes with Macedonian police next to a border fence at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
A protesting migrant runs with a teargas canister to throw it over a border fence towards Macedonian police during clashes at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Migrants throw stones at Macedonian police during clashes next to a border fence at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
Protesting migrants carry away children affected by teargas thrown by Macedonian police during clashes next to a border fence at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
A protesting migrant throws stones at Macedonian police during clashes next to a border fence at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
A woman walks with a child through a fog at a field at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Protesting migrants try to bring down part of a border fence as Macedonian police stand guard during clashes at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
A migrant holds stones during clashes with Macedonian police next to a border fence at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
A migrant throws back a teargas canister at Macedonian police during clashes next to a border fence at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
A migrant man throws a can of the tear gas back toward Macedonian police during a protest at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
A migrant man with his face painted with toothpaste to protect against tear gas during clashes with Macedonian police during a protest at a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Some thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
A group of migrant men call to others during protest at a fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
Protesters clash with Macedonian police during a demonstration at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
TOPSHOT - A family with toothpaste smeared over their faces as a protection against teargas, moves to safety as refugees and migrants clash with Macedonian police during a protest to reopen the border near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni, on April 10, 2016. Dozens of people were hurt when police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman with toothpaste smeared over her face to protect her from teargas, lies on the ground, as refugees and migrants clash with Macedonian police during a protest to reopen the border near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni, on April 10, 2016. Dozens of people were hurt when police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
IDOMENI, GREECE - APRIL 10: Police wait at the border before clashes with migrants broke out on April 10, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece. Clashes have broken out between police and migrants at Idomeni refugee camp in Greece, where over 11,000 people have been stranded since February. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
IDOMENI, GREECE - APRIL 10: A migrant shows the stones before throwing them to the police on April 10, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece. Clashes have broken out between police and migrants at Idomeni refugee camp in Greece, where over 11,000 people have been stranded since February. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
A man waves a Greek flag as others clash with Macedonian soldiers during a protest for the reopening of the border near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni, on April 10, 2016. Dozens of people were hurt when police fired tear gas on a group of migrants as they tried to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
UPDATE: #Idomeni has calmed but our medical teams remain busy and we are preparing for a busy night. https://t.co/wPJvPbpN1I
We are treating this 16 year old child after he was allegedly beaten by authorities... https://t.co/Usmxi2VEhP
We're treating patients for injuries sustained during beatings and for exposure to tear gas. This woman is pregnant. https://t.co/CS3a3GbOrE
Four babies and toddlers just rushed into clinic for treatment- hit by tear gas #idomeni #refugees https://t.co/YobZzdYKAk
FYROM Police shoots #refugeesGr now also with big rubber bullets. #Idomeni https://t.co/DKrTYwWUnB
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It's a far cry from the scene in Germany and Austria in September 2015, when photographers captured thousands of refugees being greeted with fresh clothing and food supplies. Many of the migrants come from war-torn countries including Syria and Afghanistan, where they are fleeing chronic poverty and violence.

In the months since, two terror attacks linked to ISIS in Paris and Brussels, Belgium helped sour public opinion toward the migrants. Far-right parties have increased in power, partly due to a concerning growth in anti-immigrant sentiment throughout Europe. Meanwhile, migrants have been upset to see costly and dangerous voyages to Europe end in camps, deportation and discrimination.

"As long as people are not offered a solution, a path to safety, and they are forced to sleep in the mud, this will only get worse," Amnesty International Deputy Europe Director Gauri van Gulik toldDeutsche Welle. "Europe has to offer refugees relocation urgently, and they have to stay in dignified reception facilities while they wait."

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