Saturday, September 5, 2015   

More than 1,000 migrants leave Budapest train station
(09-04 22:14)

More than 1,000 migrants stranded for days at Budapest's main train station left the building today, intent on walking to the Austrian border, according to an AFP journalist on the scene.
The crowd included people in wheelchairs and on crutches, as well as parents carrying children on their shoulders, all prepared to march 175 kilometers to the border.
Some flashed victory signs while others waved images of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who recently announced that Berlin was easing asylum restrictions for Syrians.
“We are very happy that something is happening at last. The next stop is Austria. The children are very tired, Hungary is very bad, we have to go somehow,'' 23-year-old Osama from Syria told AFP.
The migrants were part of an estimated 2,000 people stuck in makeshift refugee camps at Keleti station, after railway authorities had blocked them from boarding trains to Austria and Germany because they lacked EU visas.
   
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