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Hungary: Budapest holds 'Solidarity Day' in support of refugees at Keleti station01:04

Hungary: Budapest holds 'Solidarity Day' in support of refugees at Keleti station

Hungary, Budapest
September 12, 2015 at 23:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over a thousand people took part in a demonstration called Solidarity Day at Keleti train station in Budapest on Saturday, to show their support for the thousands of refugees arriving in the country.

During the event, a stage was set up where music bands played and speakers addressed the people gathered. Next to them some of the refugees camping in the vicinity of Keleti train station were helped by volunteers, who also collected money to aid them. Police were deployed but no incidents have been reported so far.

Thousands of refugees, many of whom come from Syria fleeing the war and the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), have been left stranded in Hungary after authorities cracked down on their onward passage to western Europe, closing train and bus stations and stepping up border patrols. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed other European countries for the crisis, in particular Germany, which last month stated it would grant asylum seekers from Syria special status.

Hungary: Budapest holds 'Solidarity Day' in support of refugees at Keleti station01:04
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Over a thousand people took part in a demonstration called Solidarity Day at Keleti train station in Budapest on Saturday, to show their support for the thousands of refugees arriving in the country.

During the event, a stage was set up where music bands played and speakers addressed the people gathered. Next to them some of the refugees camping in the vicinity of Keleti train station were helped by volunteers, who also collected money to aid them. Police were deployed but no incidents have been reported so far.

Thousands of refugees, many of whom come from Syria fleeing the war and the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), have been left stranded in Hungary after authorities cracked down on their onward passage to western Europe, closing train and bus stations and stepping up border patrols. The government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed other European countries for the crisis, in particular Germany, which last month stated it would grant asylum seekers from Syria special status.

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