Denmark closes border to German trains over migrant influx

Danish police guard a train with migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, at Rodby railway station on September 9, 2015Danish police on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all rail services to and from Germany as hundreds of migrants refused to disembark from trains arriving from Denmark’s southern neighbour, demanding to continue on to Sweden instead. Two trains carrying around 350 refugees spent the day stuck in Rodby, on Scandinavia’s busiest ferry crossing to Germany, around 135 kilometres southeast of Copenhagen. The refugees refused to register with Danish authorities, which would mean having to apply for asylum in Denmark or returning to Germany, whereas they want to seek asylum in Sweden.

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