Refugees in Greece start fires as they clash with police in attempt to reach northern border

Refugees set fields on fire and clash with police as they try to reach the northern border with Macedonia this afternoon (April 5).

The refugees are aiming to set up camp in the already overcrowded Diavata Refugee camp outside Thessaloniki.

Video filmed today shows young children being knocked over in the melee and covering their faces from tear gas.

The migration route through Macedonia was closed down in 2016 but these refugees, whose move is in response to social media calls, are hoping their presence will prompt the route to re-open.