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Greek riot police move in to clear Idomeni camp

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>> This is just the beginning. Police enforcing evacuation of Idomeni buses filled with people departing the makeshift migrant camp just south of the Greek-Macedonian border. They're bound for newly built government camps around the country and the promise of better facilities. Riot police on standby with the operation set to begin in earnest on Tuesday evening.
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An estimated 8000 migrants and refugees have set up camp in this patch of sprawling squalor. Most fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Stranded here since Balkan nations began closing their borders in February. Many still have their eyes on Northern Europe.>> But it's no good.>> No good money, no.
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>> Money,
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> Officials hope to empty the area without the use of force. While Greek authorities say this camp only says the interest of people smugglers. But many migrants and refugees still appear reluctant to leave, fearing they'll also be leaving behind their dreams of reaching Northern Europe.