Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

Migrants protest at Keleti railway station in Budapest on September 1, 2015, during its evacuation by local policeHundreds of migrants demanding to travel to Germany faced off with police outside Budapest’s main railway station late Tuesday, as new figures highlighted the unprecedented scale of Europe’s refugee crisis. Police cleared and briefly shut Budapest’s Keleti station a day after thousands of migrants boarded trains for Germany and Austria. As night fell, around 500 mainly Syrian migrants, still blocked from the station entrance by a police line, chanted “Germany! Germany! Hungary, let us go!”.

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