10 riot police units to evacuate Idomeni camp
Operation to take place Monday or Tuesday
Ten riot police squads will be deployed to Idomeni refugee camp, after the Greek police decided to evacuate the 12,000 refugees and migrants to relocate them to organised hotspots throughout Greece. The units are expected to arrive either Monday or Tuesday in the Kilkis region in central Macedonia, and then deploy to the Idomeni camp to start the evacuation operation. Sources say the squads have orders to use force if the refugees resist. The planning will involve the creation of a buffer zone around the camp to prevent NGO activists from interfering with the procedure, while a helicopter will be hovering above during the operation. Police officials say suitable living quarters have been set up to host the 12,000 refugees and migrants.