Hundreds of migrants protest at Hungary station ban

Migrants shout slogans in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday, as hundreds demanded to be let on trains to Germany. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Migrants shout slogans in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday, as hundreds demanded to be let on trains to Germany. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Twelve Syrians refugees drown heading to Greek island

HUNDREDS of migrants have protested for a second day at Hungary’s decision to prevent them from travelling on towards Germany and other EU countries.

They are among 2,000 people camped at Budapest’s Keleti train station, having bought tickets for onward journeys.
Meanwhile, more than 4,000 migrants arrived in mainland Greece from the island of Lesbos overnight.

Meanwhile, at least 12 people believed to be Syrian refugees drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest Turkey for the Greek island of Kos yesterday, a senior Turkish naval official said.

The two boats, carrying a total of 23 people, had set off separately from the Akyarlar area of the Bodrum peninsula.

The confirmed dead included five children and one woman. Seven people were rescued and two reached the shore in lifejackets. The official said hopes were fading of saving the two people still missing.

Television images showed the lifeless body of a small boy dressed in a red t-shirt and blue shorts lying face-down on the sand in Bodrum, one of Turkey’s most popular beach resorts.

Tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the war in their homeland have descended on Turkey’s Aegean coast this summer to board boats to Greece, their gateway to the European Union.

The EU is struggling to deal with the largest number of refugees on the move since the end of World War Two.

Some 2,000 migrants camped overnight at Keleti station in east Budapest, having been prevented from boarding trains on Tuesday.

They had bought tickets after Hungary appeared to abandon efforts on Monday to register migrants, allowing huge numbers to board trains to Vienna and southern Germany.

Hungary gave little detail on its apparent U-turn, except to say it was trying to fulfil its obligations as an EU member to uphold border controls.

Hundreds of migrants again protested yesterday morning, chanting “Freedom, freedom” and waving train tickets, complaining they had paid hundreds of euros for the onward journeys.

Journalists at the scene said tensions were high as the migrants faced off with riot police.

The stalemate around Keleti station continues. Many families are trying to decide what to do now. Everyone is asking each other the same question – will they be allowed to carry on their journeys or are they stuck here until their money runs out?

Lines of police are currently blocking the entrance to the station. People are very frustrated and very angry.

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    what can i say ,if europe and u.s and saudi arabia do not bomb this countries all this crisis is not going to happen.

  • Ojiyovwi

    The tragedy continues! Human sacrifices in the alter of capitalism. When will the world realise that those who preach democracy for everyone else except their squalid system representative political systems will have you delieve that violent overthrow of your leadership is your right and your only valid humanright. These worshippers of moneys have no qualms selling you arms to you after they have successfully persuaded you that you can have it all. You then proceed to use ‘you shiny sledge hammer’ to samsh the door of nemesis. In the confusion and fallout you are faced with a despirate dash to the door of the peddler of smooth evil, but allas the door is behind very high and greasy iron gates so you can’t get there and you and your children are left to starve and drown or die by the weapons they had sold you and you enemy.

    Lear your lessons? No you’re too stupid and too greedy to listen to anyone else but your own convinctions. I am not saying that you are entirely to blame, but you alone have to suffer the consequences of the your gollibility to sweet tongues of the peddlers of evil. These evil salesmen and saleswomen of democracy bevave like the plaguing rats who infect their victims and then run into their borrows untill they reurn to feed on the carcass of the gollible victims who have once listened with gaping mouth. The vile insurrection is then led by those who have second homes and relatives abroad. The result is often ignored tragedy. But the peddlers of evil democracy had not banked on the developing multimedia.

    In the last couple of days, the newspapers have been full of images of tragedies none more serious than that of a lifeless 3-year old child washed upon a Turkish beach apparently on their way to Canada to joing a relative. If the parents of this child had not had a relative abroad, they probably would have been safe but poor in Jordan or elsewhere but at sea going NO WHERE. The shame belongs to those who turned Syria into a despirate war zone by declaring that Assad could not be allowed to work out his country’s problems. These judge and jury nations who harbour their own death squards for their own undesirable citizens are DEMOCRATIC so have nothing to fear except their own conciences.

    I have news for you hypocretes. You will eventually be consumed by your own guilt and culpabilityn i8n the evil you caused in Libya even as Ghadaffi appeased you with compensations you never deserved in the vain effort to stop your persecution of him for being good for most of his people. Hypocretes never have anything to be happy about. The irony is that in the resulting chaos, you can no longer sell your evil firelifes as there are no one at the war zones to buy your weapons. Hypocretes will never feed on their ill-gotten gains with peace of mind. They will be hunted by their own conciences to their ends.