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Iranian Migrants Sew Mouths Shut in Protest at Greek Border

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    Six Iranian migrants have sewn their mouths shut during a protest near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonia border. 

    They took the action Monday, November 23, 2015, as several hundred migrants, many from Iran and Morocco, protested for a fourth straight day at the border. 

    Macedonia and other Balkan countries have toughened criteria for border crossings in the wake of the deadly Nov. 13 Paris attacks.

    Police say 2,900 people crossed the border into Macedonia in the 24 hours before 6 a.m. Monday, down from more than 6,000 on the previous day.