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BATTLE AT THE BORDER: Masked migrants hurl ROCKS at police as riots erupt on EU’s doorstep

MASKED migrant thugs hurled rocks at Macedonian police today as they rushed the border in a violent bid to smash their way into Europe.


A rampaging pack of more than 500 refugees attacked guards defending the country’s southern border with Greece on one of the worst days of migrant violence this year.

Migrants with their faces covered by masks and war paint were seen picking up and hurling rocks at officers, who responded by firing tear gas canisters to drive them back.

Greece, which is desperate to move on tens of thousands of migrants stranded within its order, described the use of force by Macedonian police as “dangerous and deplorable”.

In a strongly-worded statement, Greek government spokesman George Kyritsis said police had made “indiscriminate use of chemicals, rubber bullets and stun grenades against vulnerable populations”.

He added that their actions were “without reasons” and decried them as “a dangerous and deplorable act”.

The charity Medecins Sans Frontiers said that at least 260 migrants were injured in the skirmishes.

But Macedonia insisted it had only used tear gas to hold back the migrants, and said it has a right to uphold law and order and defend its borders.

A Macedonian official who asked to remain anonymous said that a large group of migrants left Idomeni camp in the morning and stormed


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