These photos show what's happening to asylum seekers in Greece today

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."

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