Hungarian authorities began choking off entry into their country Tuesday in a bid to stanch the enormous flow of refugees and migrants that has threatened to overwhelm even those European countries willing to take them in.
Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the 1990s has strained the European Union’s asylum system to the breaking point.
Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing and shouting “Germany! Germany!” outside the station. Later they sat down, staring at a police blockade erected at the entrance.
Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Asia on their way to Europe.