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Hungary: Asotthalom viral-video mayor speaks out on refugee crisis03:07

Hungary: Asotthalom viral-video mayor speaks out on refugee crisis

Hungary, Asotthalom
September 23, 2015 at 02:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Laszlo Toroczkai, the nationalist mayor of Asotthalom, criticised the response of European governments to the refugee crisis and the alleged conduct of refugees in and around the border town on Tuesday.

The mayor gained overnight fame on the Internet after starring in a viral video with Hollywood-style visuals aimed at refugees, informing them that Asotthalom was the "worst" place to enter the EU. In an interview with Ruptly he said refugees and migrants transiting through Asotthalom en route to Western Europe, had burgled and littered in the area.

Addressing the causes of the refugee crisis, he stated criticisms of the German government, which had initially offered Syrian refugees special status exempting them from the Dublin regulation - which states that refugees must be registered in the first EU state they arrive in - before re-imposing tougher border controls.

Hungary: Asotthalom viral-video mayor speaks out on refugee crisis03:07
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Laszlo Toroczkai, the nationalist mayor of Asotthalom, criticised the response of European governments to the refugee crisis and the alleged conduct of refugees in and around the border town on Tuesday.

The mayor gained overnight fame on the Internet after starring in a viral video with Hollywood-style visuals aimed at refugees, informing them that Asotthalom was the "worst" place to enter the EU. In an interview with Ruptly he said refugees and migrants transiting through Asotthalom en route to Western Europe, had burgled and littered in the area.

Addressing the causes of the refugee crisis, he stated criticisms of the German government, which had initially offered Syrian refugees special status exempting them from the Dublin regulation - which states that refugees must be registered in the first EU state they arrive in - before re-imposing tougher border controls.

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