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Fighting breaks out as hundreds of Muslims march towards the Hungarian border


Fighting breaks out as hundreds of migrants march towards the Hungarian border to plead for entry to the European Union 

  • About 400 migrants are marching in protest from Serbia to Hungary
  • Fighting broke out among migrants, some of which opposed the protest
  • The group set off from Belgrade and is made up of mainly men and boys 
  • They held up signs begging for Hungary to open its borders to them 

Hundreds of migrants stranded in Serbia marched towards Hungary pleading with the government to open its borders.

The protest march of about 400 people drew police attention in the Serbian capital of Belgrade when fighting broke out between the group and other migrants who opposed the demonstration.

The group, made up of mainly young men and boys, chanted ‘Open Hungary Borders’ and held banners saying ‘we don’t need food, water or nothing, we want you to open the borders’ as they marched north in a long column from Belgrade along a road leading toward the Hungarian border 120 miles away.

Hundreds of migrants stranded in Serbia marched towards Hungary pleading with the government to open its borders

The protest march of about 400 people drew police attention in the Serbian capital of Belgrade when violence broke out between the group and other migrants who opposed the demonstration

The protest march of about 400 people drew police attention in the Serbian capital of Belgrade when violence broke out between the group and other migrants who opposed the demonstration

The group, made up of mainly young men and boys, chanted 'Open Hungary Borders' and held banners saying 'we don't need food, water or nothing, we want you to open the borders' as they marched north in a long column from Belgrade along a road leading toward the Hungarian border 120 miles away

The group, made up of mainly young men and boys, chanted ‘Open Hungary Borders’ and held banners saying ‘we don’t need food, water or nothing, we want you to open the borders’ as they marched north in a long column from Belgrade along a road leading toward the Hungarian border 120 miles away

Hundreds of migrants from Middle East countries marched through the Serbian capital,  trying to move towards Hungary, in order to reach western European countries

Hundreds of migrants from Middle East countries marched through the Serbian capital, trying to move towards Hungary, in order to reach western European countries

Migrants and refugees walk towards the Serbian border with Hungary near the Belgrade suburb of Batajnica, Serbia

Migrants and refugees walk towards the Serbian border with Hungary near the Belgrade suburb of Batajnica, Serbia

More than 6,000 migrants remain stuck in Serbia following Hungary's introduction this summer strict limits on the number of asylum seekers allowed to cross into the EU-member country and reinforced a razor-wire border fence with heavy patrols

More than 6,000 migrants remain stuck in Serbia following Hungary’s introduction this summer strict limits on the number of asylum seekers allowed to cross into the EU-member country and reinforced a razor-wire border fence with heavy patrols

The Balkan migrant route, used by nearly 1 million people fleeing wars and poverty last year, formally closed in March, forcing migrants to use alternative routes and pay smugglers to get them across.

The Balkan migrant route, used by nearly 1 million people fleeing wars and poverty last year, formally closed in March, forcing migrants to use alternative routes and pay smugglers to get them across.

There were no reported injuries during the scuffles.

More than 6,000 migrants remain stuck in Serbia following Hungary’s introduction this summer strict limits on the number of asylum seekers allowed to cross into the EU-member country and reinforced a razor-wire border fence with heavy patrols.

The Balkan migrant route, used by nearly 1 million people fleeing wars and poverty last year, formally closed in March, forcing migrants to use alternative routes and pay smugglers to get them across.

Most migrants appeared to be young men and boys who stand little chance of getting into Hungary or other EU nations.

Most migrants appeared to be young men and boys who stand little chance of getting into Hungary or other EU nations

Most migrants appeared to be young men and boys who stand little chance of getting into Hungary or other EU nations

Hankrim from Afghanistan, who gave only his first name, said he has been on the road for six months, sleeping on roads and parks

Hankrim from Afghanistan, who gave only his first name, said he has been on the road for six months, sleeping on roads and parks

Serbia said Tuesday it would not erect a wire border fence, but would deploy its army to seal off the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria to stop migrants from coming in from those countries

Serbia said Tuesday it would not erect a wire border fence, but would deploy its army to seal off the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria to stop migrants from coming in from those countries

Hungary has refused to accept any of the migrants that the EU is trying to relocate from Italy and Greece and on Sunday voters there overwhelmingly rejected any future mandatory quotas for accepting asylum seekers

Hungary has refused to accept any of the migrants that the EU is trying to relocate from Italy and Greece and on Sunday voters there overwhelmingly rejected any future mandatory quotas for accepting asylum seekers

But the turnout in the Hungarian referendum was so low it rendered the vote invalid

But the turnout in the Hungarian referendum was so low it rendered the vote invalid

Several hundred refugees and migrants walk heading in the direction of the Hungarian border, in Belgrade, Serbi

Several hundred refugees and migrants walk heading in the direction of the Hungarian border, in Belgrade, Serbi

The migrants walked in large groups, many with blue United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees backpacks across Belgrade

The migrants walked in large groups, many with blue United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees backpacks across Belgrade

A policeman walks at the front of the march as youngsters and men walk behind him

A policeman walks at the front of the march as youngsters and men walk behind him

Refugees hold up placards and chant as they make their way towards the Hungarian border

Refugees hold up placards and chant as they make their way towards the Hungarian border

A policeman holds back the crowds, who hold up signs reading: 'We will die here because of hunger, thirst and cold until you have opened the borders'

A policeman holds back the crowds, who hold up signs reading: ‘We will die here because of hunger, thirst and cold until you have opened the borders’.

Hankrim from Afghanistan, who gave only his first name, said he has been on the road for six months, sleeping on roads and parks.

‘Excuse me please, Hungarian government, please Hungary, open the border,’ he said.

A policeman walked with the migrants, who held up signs reading: ‘We will die here because of hunger, thirst and cold until you have opened the borders’.

Many were wearing blue United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees backpacks.

Serbia said Tuesday it would not erect a wire border fence, but would deploy its army to seal off the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria to stop migrants from coming in from those countries.

‘We will block the migrants the same way as the countries which did not erect the border fence,’ Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said.

Hungary has refused to accept any of the migrants that the EU is trying to relocate from Italy and Greece and on Sunday voters there overwhelmingly rejected any future mandatory quotas for accepting asylum seekers.

But the referendum was rendered invalid because of low turnout.

Meanwhile, Romanian border police said they were investigating 16 Iraqi citizens, including six children, they found in two boats on the River Danube early Tuesday

Meanwhile, Romanian border police said they were investigating 16 Iraqi citizens, including six children, they found in two boats on the River Danube early Tuesday

Migrants take a break during the mammoth hike from Belgrade to the Hungarian border

Migrants take a break during the mammoth hike from Belgrade to the Hungarian border

The refugees, many from the Middle East, are trying to gain entry to the European Union

The refugees, many from the Middle East, are trying to gain entry to the European Union

Hundreds of migrants stranded in Serbia set off on foot on Tuesday toward the border with Hungary to protest its closure for most people trying to reach the European Union

Hundreds of migrants stranded in Serbia set off on foot on Tuesday toward the border with Hungary to protest its closure for most people trying to reach the European Union

A child migrant holds a banner reading 'Please open the border' as hundreds of migrants march trough Belgrade, Serbia

A child migrant holds a banner reading ‘Please open the border’ as hundreds of migrants march trough Belgrade, Serbia.

Meanwhile, Romanian border police said they were investigating 16 Iraqi citizens, including six children, they found in two boats on the River Danube early Tuesday.

The Danube forms the border between southern Romania and Bulgaria.

The migrants told police they had traveled through Turkey and then into Bulgaria and wanted to reach Germany.

They said each family had paid 35,000 euros ($39,000).

Romania and Bulgarian authorities are investigating the group of eight men, two women and six children for illegally crossing the Romanian border.

They will be handed over to Bulgarian authorities under the terms of a Romanian-Bulgarian agreement.

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Fighting breaks out as hundreds of Muslims march towards the Hungarian border

  1. Don’t let them in they can go fight for their country.
    I’m beginning to think they know what countries don’t want them so
    they push until they get in to take it over ….
    so be careful keep them out shoot to kill

    – Jacquie

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