Athens/Thessaloniki (dpa) – Around 2,000 migrants have announced for the third day in a row, their intention to March from the Northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, about 60 kilometers North of the border lying to the North of Macedonia. Then, you want to travel to Central Europe.
The migrants stayed in tents around a refugee camp in Diavata. There, the March to the North to start. Strong police forces prevented the March, unanimously reported Greek media.
In the past few days had been spread by the Internet rumor, the border of Greece to the North of Macedonia was open. The Greek migration, the Ministry stated that the border will not be opened. All the migrants should go back to their accommodations. These buses would provide.
accumulations of migrants who wanted to travel to the North, there was also in Athens. There are approximately 300 people occupied on Friday the Central station of the Greek capital. The railway traffic for several hours. The occupation, however, was terminated in the night of Saturday, informed the railway administration. All the trains ran again.
During the height of the migration crisis, had been built along the border between Greece and Northern Macedonia, a border fence. This still stands and is being monitored. Thus, the so-called Balkans has been closed, route to Central Europe to a large extent. Leads from Greece, to the North of Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary to Central Europe. 2015 and 2016 were travelled more than a Million people over this Route to Germany.