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Hundreds of people have broken through a police line near an asylum seeker centre and marched against oncoming traffic on a highway headed for Budapest.
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The group of about 300 walked some 15 kilometres along the M5 highway before police negotiators persuaded them to board buses to take them back to a nearby registration camp for asylum seekers.Police earlier closed a section of the highway near Roszke in south-east Hungary close to the Serbian border after the group climbed over a barrier and onto the road, which leads to the capital.The group was part of a 1,000-strong crowd who had earlier pushed past a police line at an asylum seeker collection point at Roszke — the first stop before people are brought to the registration camp.There were scuffles throughout Monday as asylum seekers chanting “Freedom!” protested at having to wait for hours in the open for buses to take them for registration.Clashes have broken out between police and asylum seekers, sick of the long delays at the overcrowded collection and registration camp at Roszke, the main crossing point for the thousands of people who have been coming into Hungary every day for the last month.
What isn’t acceptable in my view is that some people are saying this has nothing to do with them.
German chancellor Angela Merkel
Police fired tear gas after stones were thrown at officials at the registration camp on Friday.Some 300 asylum seekers fled the camp earlier, forcing authorities to close the main border crossing with Serbia for around an hour, although they were later caught by police.About 167,000 migrants have entered Hungary illegally so far this year, with most crossing the border around the Roszke area.Last Friday, among a raft of anti-migrant laws approved, Hungary’s parliament voted to criminalise illegal border crossing, with the ruling expected to come into force on September 15.Migrant crisis spills into DenmarkEurope’s migrant crisis spilled into Denmark on Monday as some 800 people entered the country from Germany and tried to head to Sweden while politicians argued about Copenhagen’s immigration policies.Prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told journalists after an emergency …Read More