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Migrants and police clash at holding center

Friday, September 04, 2015 - 00:45

Scuffles break out between Hungarian police and migrants being held at a crowded reception area in Roszke near Serbia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Scuffles broke out between Hungarian police and migrants being held at a crowded reception area in Roszke near Serbia on Friday (September 4). The scuffles took place at the Roszke border reception center where authorities started putting families on buses bound for the Hungarian capital Budapest in an apparent attempt to prevent over-crowding. Migrants broke down the fence keeping them away from riot police wielding shields. Earlier on Friday, police used tear gas to break up a similar scuffle in the same camp. The chaos contrasted with a vow by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to get to grips with Europe's worst migrant crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Parliament tightened laws that his government said would effectively seal Hungary's southern border to migrants as of Sept. 15. More than 140,000 migrants have been recorded entering Hungary so far this year through the EU's external border with Serbia, where Orban's government is building a 3.5 meter high wall. Countless others may have entered without registering.

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Migrants and police clash at holding center

Friday, September 04, 2015 - 00:45