Balkan Route: Migrants march to Serbia-Hungary border 25.7.16


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"Hundreds of refugees and migrants have set off marching from the Serbian capital to the Hungarian border in protest against closed borders and European Union restrictions on entry.


A group of several dozen refugees and migrants first arrived on Sunday in northern Serbia's Subotica, a town situated around 10km from the Hungarian border, after taking a train part of the way from Belgrade.

More than 300 people started the march on Friday with the hopes of making the 200km trek to the border.

Hungary introduced harsh border control measures on July 5, leaving hundreds of refugees and migrants stranded on the Serbian border."

See: Hundreds of refugees march to Serbia-Hungary border (Al Jazeera, link) and: Hundreds of Migrants Marching to Hungary Border in Protest (ABC News, link)

On the latest Hungarian border legislation, see: Latest amendments “legalise” extrajudicial push-back of asylum-seekers, in violation of EU and international law (Statewatch News Online)

And: recent proposals from regional police chiefs: Police chiefs: nine-point programme on keeping the 'Balkan Route' closed (Statewatch News Online)

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