Chaos at Hungary border as police tear gas migrants

A young refugee is arrested by Hungarian Police as migrants attempted to break out from the no-man's land between the two countries at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Roszke on September 16, 2015Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) – Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday at crowds of refugees and migrants desperate to cross the border from Serbia, while others carved out a new route and headed for Croatia. Tensions boiled over at the flashpoint Horgos-Roszke crossing where hundreds of furious people tore down the wire meshing separating them from Hungarian territory, and police clashed for hours with migrants, some of whom threw stones, sticks and plastic bottles. Serbia lodged a formal protest with Hungary over the use of tear gas on its territory, and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said police reinforcements were being sent to the Serbian side of the border to help calm tensions.

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