VIDEO: Migrants attempt to enter Greece using makeshift bridges at Greek-Turkish border

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Footage has emerged on Thursday of migrants constructing and deploying makeshift bridges as they are repelled with tear gas at the Greek-Turkish border.

On social media, users posted videos of reportedly 500 migrants that are hauling what are supposedly bridges meant to lay across barbed wire fencing, allowing migrants to climb over quickly. The migrants faced resistance at the border in the form of Greek police, who used tear gas to stop the migrants.

According to idnes.cz, tear gas was also used by the Turkish police against the Greek security forces. Turkey has been accused by Greek media and European correspondents numerous times for trying to help migrants enter Greece.

Footage was previously captured by Associated Press showcasing over a dozen Turkish police officers firing tear gas at Greek forces.

Riots on the Greek-Turkish border had experienced a few days of ease, before Wednesay morning where clashes continued to pursue.

During the clashes, Greek police used tear gas and water cannons against hundreds of migrants. Migrants then lit several fires on the Turkish side of the border.

According to the Associated Press, there are still about 2,000 migrants at the border in makeshift tents who believe they can still get into the EU.

Ekathimerini reported that members of the security forces from other European Union countries, sent by the EU border protection agency Frontex, remain active helping Greece protect its border.

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