Bulgarian riot police stand near garbage bins during clashes in the migrants reception center in the town of Harmanli on November 24, 2016. AFP / STRINGER
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About 1,500 migrants started a riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp on Thursday amid growing tensions in displaced persons reception centers across the Balkans, officials said.The migrants set car tires on fire and threw stones at some 250 police, firefighters and gendarmerie at the Harmanli reception center close to the Turkish border, local police spokeswoman Nina Nikolova told AFP.Nonetheless some 13,000 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, are currently trapped in the European Union's poorest country.Although the so-called Balkan migrant trail was effectively shut down in March, migrants have continued to cross the region in smaller numbers.
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