Refugees barricaded themselves in Medveďov camp

AROUND 60 people in the refugee camp in Medveďov village, Trnava Region, barricaded themselves into the canteen on September 3, resulting in a clash with special police forces, according to the webpage of TV Markíza, a private broadcaster. No one was injured during the incident.

(Source: SME)

The alleged reason for the conflict was that people in the camp learned that migrants from Hungary were allowed to travel to Germany and they wanted to go as well. In fact, the migrants who left Keleti train station in the country’s capital Budapest will be turned back, according to the interior ministry.

The capacity of the Medveďov camp is 152 people, and most of its current residents come from Syria and Afghanistan. They are waiting there for deportation back to their own countries.

On the same day, Hungarian Railways announced that the international trains that normally run through Slovakia en route from Budapest will, until further notice, terminate at the town of Szob on the Slovak-Hungarian border.

Trains running in the opposite direction will also terminate at Szob. Hungarian Railways announced earlier that no direct trains for western Europe are departing from Budapest’s Eastern Station (Keleti pályaudvar). The announcement came after Hungarian police opened the entrances to Budapest’s main railway station earlier on September 3. The station was subsequently filled with hundreds of migrants.

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