A Migrant Rout at a Camp Near Sarajevo

Several migrants were apprehended after a mass rout that emerged late night on Wednesday, January 20th, at the Blazuj camp, near the capital of BiH Sarajevo. 

Several police officers were injured as they arrived at the site to restore order, while several patrol police vehicles were damaged. 

According to the Sarajevo Canton Interior Ministry’s official report, the clash first emerged when officials of the International Organization for Migrations (IOM) arrived at the camp to relocate one of the migrants who was disturbing order and peace at this location.   

“The migrant is actually the leader of one of the groups in this camp. Migrants tried to set him free forcibly which led to the conflict”, said spokesperson Mirza Hadziabdic. 

The clash started after the actions of his comrades which tried forcibly to free him. 

Several migrants were apprehended, while two police officers required medical assistance. 

Some 3,000 migrants are accommodated in the Blazuj camp and minor accidents were often reported at this location.

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