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Migrants break through police barricade on Hungarian motorway, continue march to Austrian border

Krisztina Than

Published 04/09/2015 | 12:51

People shout slogans outside a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
People shout slogans outside a train that was stopped in Bicske, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hundreds of migrants have broken their way through a police barricade on the Hungarian motorway, in a bid to reach to the Austrian border.

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Crowds of migrants have starting walk from Budapest's eastern railway station, saying they are heading to Austria, a Reuters photographer reported from the station on Friday.

An eyewitness told Reuters that the group are continuing to march towards the Austrian border on the main highway.

They started the walk after they were not able to board trains towards Austria as Hungary has cancelled trains going to Western Europe from Budapest.

This woman's husband was arrested by police after he threw her on to the train tracks and refused to go to the refugee camp
This woman's husband was arrested by police after he threw her on to the train tracks and refused to go to the refugee camp

The incident was separate from one in which 300 migrants broke out of a Hungarian reception camp near the Serbian border, fleeing towards a motorway that connects southern Hungary with Budapest. 

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