'Let us go!' Migrants ford icy river, burn tents in Slovenia
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 12:53
After too many days and nights stuck outside in the rain and cold, tempers are fraying among the tens of thousands of migrants trying to get through the Balkans to the heart of Europe. Related Stories
A fire at the main refugee camp on Slovenia's border with Croatia destroyed a dozen lime green army-issue tents Wednesday as scores of mostly young male migrants nearby chanted, "Let us go! Let us go!"
While the government said it was still investigating the cause, police at the scene told The Associated Press that migrants had set a stack of UNHCR-supplied blankets deliberately on fire to protest conditions in the camp on the outskirts of Brezice.