FYROM Police Charge into Greece to Chase Rock-Throwing Migrants

Macedonian army build a border fence to prevent illegal crossings by migrants, in the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Macedonia toughened rules for crossings earlier this month, in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks, restricting access to citizens from countries typically granted asylum in Europe, including Syria and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

FYROM police have charged into Greek territory on Nov. 28 after an estimated 250 or more asylum-seekers began pelting the police with rocks. Police were chasing the migrants with stun grenades.

Tension has flared on the Greek side of the Greece-FYROM as a border as a migrant suffered severe burns when he touched a high-voltage cable.

The man, one of those whose entry into FYROM has been forbidden, climbed on top of a stationary train carriage and touched a power cable overhead. He was taken away in a Red Cross ambulance.

His fellow migrants are shouting slogans, and some are chanting “God is Great” in Arabic.

FYROM is reinforcing a fence alongside its southern border of Greece to prevent illegal crossings by migrants.

A FYROMian army spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment before an official statement is released, confirmed the operation but declined to provide details.

Greek police say about 800 migrants are stranded on the Greek side in worsening weather after FYROM blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union.

The movement of citizens from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan continues uninterrupted.