Migrants Spend Night on Macedonia Border

Migrants Spend Night on Macedonia BorderMigrants Spend Night on Macedonia Border

Scores of migrants are spending another night stuck on the Greece-Macedonia border after they were not allowed to continue their journey.

Groups of people have been seen trying to warm up around bonfires on a cold night on the Greek side of the border. About six migrants earlier sewed their lips together in protest.

Macedonia and other Balkan nations said last week they would only let in people fleeing conflicts, such as in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, BBC reported.

Hundreds of migrants have been protesting for several days against the decision.

About 2,900 people crossed into Macedonia in the 24 hours before 06:00 (local time) on Monday, down from more than 6,000 on the previous day, AP quoted local police as saying.

Europe’s border controls have come under renewed scrutiny since the attacks in Paris on 13 November. At least two of the militants involved had passed through Greece, apparently posing as migrants, early last month.