Hundreds of migrants attempted to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border by charging it with a home-made battering ram. Authorities fired tear gas and stun guns as thousands of refugees congregated at the border to cross into the Balkan country in a bid to make their way across Europe. It comes as Macedonia as well as EU members Slovenia and Croatia and Serbia imposed a daily limit of allowing just 580 migrants into the country per day.

Now it is estimated that 6,500 people are queuing at the fence near the Greek village of Idomeni waiting to be allowed to continue the trek into Europe. But tempers have been flaring as some have been stuck for eight days with little food and today the refugees broke out into a protest chanting ‘Open the border’ and threw stones at the Macedonian police. READ MORE