BUDAPEST (APP) – Hungarian police evacuated Budapest’s main international rail station on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to western Europe, as the continent struggles with its biggest movement of people since World War II.
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Tensions were high as hundreds of police, some in riot gear, began moving people out of Keleti station.
Although they offered no resistance, several hundred migrants staged an angry demonstration outside the station, an AFP correspondent said.
“Germany! Germany! We want to leave!” chanted the crowd, with some holding their babies up in the air.
The move came just 24 hours after Budapest police allowed people stuck for days in makeshift refugee camps to leave the Hungarian capital on trains bound for Germany and Austria, despite many not having EU visas.
The decision led the highest number of migrants entering Austria in a single day this year, police confirmed, with 3,650 arriving in Vienna by train on Monday.