VIDEO: Migrants Hurl Tear Gas At Police, Tear Down Border Fence

A week of rioting and coordinated assaults on the Greece-Macedonia border continued today, with migrants tearing fences down and launching tear gas at border police.

Yesterday, left wing activists were detained accused of instigating the ongoing unrest.

A man throws back to macedonian police a tear gas shell as migrants and refugees try to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. The Greek riot police positioned themselves between the migrants and the Macedonian fence, ending the incident. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

A man throws back to macedonian police a tear gas shell as migrants try to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Migrants and refugees use blankets to pull razor wire from the border fence between Greece and Macedonia at the makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. Macedonia police on April 13 fired tear gas and stun grenades at migrants staging a protest at the country's border fence with Greece, an AFP reporter said. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Migrants use blankets to pull razor wire from the border fence between Greece and Macedonia at the makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

More than 10,000 migrants have been stranded near the village of Idomeni since February, when Balkan countries shut their borders to anyone wanting to head north.

Greek authorities have tried to get the migrants to move to official camps with electricity and supplies, but many have resisted as they plan to break into Europe illegally.

A man throws back to macedonian police a tear gas shell as migrants and refugees try to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. The Greek riot police positioned themselves between the migrants and the Macedonian fence, ending the incident. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - Migrants and refugees hold a protest to call for the reopening of the border near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. The Greek riot police positioned themselves between the migrants and the Macedonian fence, ending the incident. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Exploding gas canisters rocked the camp Yesterday, with migrant protestors dragging a train wagon down the tracks and ramming it into a police position.

Over the weekend, hundreds of migrants stormed the border in a massive, coordinated assault. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Thousands of anonymous leaflets written in Arabic had been circulated at the camp, calling on the inhabitants to rise up together.

“Today we either break the border fence or die”, read one.

Men wearing scarves over their mouths use a pole to try and bring down the border fence between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. Macedonia police on April 13 fired tear gas and stun grenades at migrants staging a protest at the country's border fence with Greece, an AFP reporter said. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

(DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - A man looks at Macedonia police through a fence as migrants and refugees hold a protest to call for the reopening of the border near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. The Greek riot police positioned themselves between the migrants and the Macedonian fence, ending the incident. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece’s left-led government has blamed volunteers and charity workers for the literature.

Yesterday police temporarily detained 17 people, mostly foreign nationals, during a crackdown on volunteers suspected of “spreading malicious rumors” in the Idomeni camp.

According to AP, Police have now announced that 16 of the detainees were subsequently released without charge, while a German man found carrying a knife was charged with possessing a weapon.

Men with their mouths covered raise their hands as migrants and refugees protest in the front of Greek police forces as around one hundred of them try to break down the border fence between Greece and Macedonia at the makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. Macedonia police on April 13 fired tear gas and stun grenades at migrants staging a protest at the country's border fence with Greece, an AFP reporter said. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Men with their mouths covered raise their hands as migrants protest in the front of Greek police forces as around one hundred of them try to break down the border fence between Greece and Macedonia at the makeshift camp near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Men wearing scarves over their mouths approach Macedonian police forces at the border fence between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on April 13, 2016. Macedonia police on April 13 fired tear gas and stun grenades at migrants staging a protest at the country's border fence with Greece, an AFP reporter said. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

(DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

The detainees were identified as German, Austrian, Swedish and Portuguese nationals, as well as two Greeks, a Palestinian resident in Greece, and a Syrian.

The number of migrants in the border camp peaked at around 15,000 and is now thought to be roughly 4000.

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