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2,000 migrants clash with police, set Bulgaria’s largest refugee center on fire

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Liberals holding banners reading "One world - Refugees Welcome" during a pro-immigration demonstration in Europe

Liberals holding banners reading "One world - Refugees Welcome" during a demonstration pro-immigration in Europe. Photo: Ilias Bartolini / .flickr.

Law enforcement and riot police have been deployed to Bulgaria’s largest migrant and refugee camp, located in the town of Harmanli, after violence erupted in the center. Inhabitants damaged the facility setting the premises on fire.

More than 2,000 people clashed with police at the camp in southern Bulgaria, close to the Turkish border, on Thursday, local news agency Novinite reported, citing Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

The Harmanli camp, which is the largest in the country, houses some 3,000 people, mostly from Afghanistan, according to Reuters.

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