Italy and Austria are finally doing something to combat the flood of migrants entering their countries by erecting a wall — but it looks like not everyone is happy with this decision. Refugee supporters flooded the streets at the border when they received this news.
Thousands of people have been protesting across Europe today as new borders are erected between Italy and Austria and authorities prepare to deport hundreds of people in Greece back to Turkey.
Austrian police have clashed today with protesters demonstrating against the closure of Europe’s borders to migrants, with police officers reported to be injured.
About 1,500 people took part in the demonstration at the Brenner border crossing between Austria and Italy.
Toward the end of a peaceful march dozens of protesters tried to break through a line of Austrian police in riot gear.
Police used batons and pepper spray to drive back the protesters, some of whom threw bottles and rocks at the officers.
The Austrian newspaper the Tiroler Tageszeitung reported on its website that two police officers were injured.
Many of the demonstrators held homemade placards with slogans appealing for help as they voiced their anger outside the Chios registration camp.
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