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1,500 migrants riot in Bulgarian migrant camp

1,500 migrants riot in Bulgarian migrant campBulgaria’s biggest refugee camp has 1,500 migrants riot near the Turkish border after authorities restrict migrants' movement over health fears, France 24.

The centre, housing 3,000 refugees, imposed a ban on the refugees' movement earlier this week after local media alleged that the camp was home to communicable skin diseases.

"Around 300 migrants, six of them considered a threat to national security, have been arrested," Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told BNR public radio after visiting the camp in early hours of Friday.

He added that 24 police officers and two migrants had been injured and that the situation had been brought under control.

Angry migrants -- mostly Afghans -- set car tyres on fire and threw stones at around 250 police officers, members of the gendarmerie and firefighters at the Harmanli reception centre near the Turkish border earlier Thursday to protest a recently imposed ban on migrants leaving the centre pending medical checks.
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