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Hungarian police use tear gas on migrants

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:56

Hungarian police use teargas to disperse a group of migrants protesting inside a camp on the border with Serbia. Rough cut (No reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hungarian police used teargas to disperse migrants inside a camp on the country's border with Serbia on Wednesday (August 26). Local Hungarian channel HIR TV released footage showing a group of migrants standing and chanting "UN" and "help us" while being confronted by policemen in regular uniform. Policemen carrying teargas canisters were seen arriving and approaching the migrants, clouds of teargas could be seen shortly afterwards and the group dispersed. Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army to confront a record number of migrants trekking into Europe, many fleeing war in Syria. Police said a record 2,533 migrants - most of them from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan - were caught entering Hungary from Serbia on Tuesday (August 25). Another 1,300 were detained just by 9.30 a.m. (0730 GMT) on Wednesday. More will have passed unnoticed, walking through gaps in an unfinished barrier to a Europe groping for answers to its worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

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Hungarian police use tear gas on migrants

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 00:56