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Slovakia: Nationalists petition against arrival of refugees01:02

Slovakia: Nationalists petition against arrival of refugees

Slovakia, Trnava
September 1, 2015 at 22:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-refugee activists and members of Slovakia's People's Party scuffled at a demonstration held by the the nationalist group in Trnava on Tuesday. Members and supporters of the party collected signatures from locals denouncing the placement of refugees from Austria at a local refugee camp.

According to the People's Party, the placement of the refugees and migrants happened despite the refusal of the locals expressed at a local referendum that was held in early August.

Earlier this week, Austrian authorities halted trains carrying refugees arriving from Slovakia, sending back refugees who had already applied for asylum elsewhere in the EU.

Slovakia: Nationalists petition against arrival of refugees01:02
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Pro-refugee activists and members of Slovakia's People's Party scuffled at a demonstration held by the the nationalist group in Trnava on Tuesday. Members and supporters of the party collected signatures from locals denouncing the placement of refugees from Austria at a local refugee camp.

According to the People's Party, the placement of the refugees and migrants happened despite the refusal of the locals expressed at a local referendum that was held in early August.

Earlier this week, Austrian authorities halted trains carrying refugees arriving from Slovakia, sending back refugees who had already applied for asylum elsewhere in the EU.