Budapest, Hungary : After a two day stand off, the main railway station in Hungarian capital, Budapest opened its doors to hundreds of trespassing migrants and allowed them passage. Waiting tirelessly since hours, the migratory individuals rushed towards this relief gate.
People could be seen pouring upon steps towards the platform after the station doors were opened. Kept on a wait since Tuesday, with a hope to be able to travel west from Budapest, the relief was far beyond expression in words, as migrants cut across the open doors of hungarian railway station.
It came in, as Hungary’s anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban was due in Brussels for talks on the migrant crisis. The relief is not complete though – because these trespassers have been just taken in, into the railway station croossover, but full movement is not available as yet. Even though migrants have been allowed into the station today, no trains are running to western Europe. The wait continues as of now, albeit with some interim relief of stay put within the railway station in Budapest.
Number of migrants entering Europe has reached record levels, with 107,500 arriving in July alone. Germany itself expects to take in 800,000 migrants this year – four times last year’s total. The surge in numbers has created tension and disagreement over EU policy on migration.