Migrants have placed their babies, toddlers and young children on railway tracks in Greece in a bid to blackmail European authorities into reopening their borders.
The children were placed on tracks leading to Macedonia at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greece-Macedonia border this weekend.
Banners around their young necks were scrawled with demands; “open the borders”, read one, “Everyone has the right to live. Liberty and security of person”, said another.
“We understood the EU advocates human rights not human trafficking”, and, “I’m child and might not know much, but I believe treating people disrespectful for being born on the other side of the planet is called: ‘RACISM’”, added others.
The dramatic scene played out during series of furious demonstrations over the weekend, where migrants waved Germany flags and chanted aggressively.
Around 36,000 have been trapped in Greece recently, unable to move on to their preferred destinations – namely Germany and Sweden.
The build up began weeks ago, when Macedonia — which is not a member of the European Union (EU) or in the Schengen free movement area — began to seal its border on the 20th of February.
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