Budapest railway station opens doors to migrants

The main railway station in the capital, Budapest, has opened its doors to hundreds of migrants after a two-day stand-off.

Thousands had spent the night outside the station in the heart of the Hungarian capital, demanding to get on trains to either Austria or Germany, but for two days, authorities blocked them from travelling.

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

It is not clear why authorities decided to let the migrants enter the station on this morning, but the news comes as Hungary’s anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban was due in Brussels for talks on the crisis.

 



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