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Hundreds of refugees from a camp in northern Greece have managed to get around a border fence and cross into Macedonia, according to a Macedonian police spokeswoman. However, a Reuters photographer estimated the number to be closer to 2,000. As the following live feed shows, the flood of refugees continues...

 

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As RT reports, after walking for several hours, the refugees crossed a river while forming a "human chain" and found a way around the fence, which was put up by Macedonian authorities, photographer Stoyan Nenov said.

 

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Many of the refugees, who came from a camp near Idomeni, carried children on their shoulders as they crossed the river.

 

Some of the asylum seekers were picked up and put in army trucks by Macedonian soldiers, though it was unclear where they would be taken.

 

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A spokeswoman for Macedonian police said: "We are taking measures to return the group to Greece...police and army have heightened security on the border at critical points."

 

The spokeswoman said she believed the number of refugees who crossed the border totaled "several hundred," a significantly lower estimate than the number given by Nenov.

 

Macedonia completely closed its border on March 9, leaving some 13,000 refugees stranded. The move came after Slovenia blocked access to refugees aiming to pass through the country on their way to Western Europe.

 

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