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Day of chaos hits Hungary as migrants march to Austria

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Day of chaos hits Hungary as migrants march to Austria

<p>Amid chaotic scenes at Keleti station in Budapest a thousand, mainly Syrian nationals, have set off for Vienna on foot. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keleti is walking! Refugees and migrants walking down main highway to the Austrian border. <a href="http://t.co/bQ9UYLSstJ">pic.twitter.com/bQ9UYLSstJ</a></p>— gultuysuz (@gultuysuz) <a href="https://twitter.com/gultuysuz/status/639820791870267392">September 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <p>Earlier right-wing extremists hurled fireworks into the crowd that had been camped at the station for days, sparking an angry response.</p> <p>The migrants are desperate to reach Germany. </p> <p>As Europe witnesses people movement reminiscent of the Second World War locals offered food and water to those heading for Austria.</p> <p>EU states have been unable to come up with a coherent response to the crisis. </p> <p>At Bicske station outside the capital the two-day stand-off between migrants on board the so-called ‘freedom train’ continues as passengers refuse to disembark to be processed at a refugee centre.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Refugee?src=hash">#Refugee</a> outside the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/train?src=hash">#train</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bicske?src=hash">#Bicske</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hungary?src=hash">#Hungary</a> holds up sign asking "Where is the World?" <a href="http://t.co/zR08ePD13y">pic.twitter.com/zR08ePD13y</a></p>— Mohammed Jamjoom (@MIJamjoom) <a href="https://twitter.com/MIJamjoom/status/639699204852592640">September 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>As chaos marked the day hundreds of people escaped a camp at Roszke close to the Serbian border and are being pursued by the authorities.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hungary?src=hash">#Hungary</a> closes main border crossing with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Serbia?src=hash">#Serbia</a>: <a href="http://t.co/qrWOQGYKAH">http://t.co/qrWOQGYKAH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Roszke?src=hash">#Roszke</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Refugees?src=hash">#Refugees</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RefugeeCrisis?src=hash">#RefugeeCrisis</a> <a href="http://t.co/GPgdxlImxs">pic.twitter.com/GPgdxlImxs</a></p>— Saulo Corona (@saulocorona) <a href="https://twitter.com/saulocorona/status/639834450390466561">September 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Police are attempting corral the rest using pepper spray.</p> <p>One person is reported to have died in the confrontation.</p> <p>Tensions are at boiling point.</p>