The clear message is migrants and refugees are not welcome and clashes have followed.
Most of the people on the move across Europe do not want shelter in Hungary but want to use it as a path deeper into Europe. But the refugees leave detritus in their wake. In Hungary some locals have used excessive litter and discarded food handed to refugees as reasons to block them entering the country; they cite the damage done to tourism!
However as the world looks on we should never forget how fragile peace in these countries and Europe in general is in 2015.
The threat of terrorism perceived or real, is huge.
Fear so often fuels action and in parts of Europe it is resulting in a lack of compassion toward refugees and sooner or later a blanket ban will follow.
One far right-wing group in Hungary is actively moving refugees on. No matter how tired a group of refugees are if they cross the paths of such a group there will be no rest; sit down and you are politely told to get up and keep moving.
We wonder if the refugees are treat with respect when there are no reporters and cameras looking on.
Mayors of some regions in Hungary are joining groups blocking refugees from the country; one has posted a video issuing a warning or a threat; it is shown below;
Desperate people do desperate things but footage that shows refugees clambering on trains through carriage windows, throwing stones and bottles at police, leaving tons of litter in their wake and having a 'demanding' stance will not persuade populations across Europe to offer an open door policy.
The refugee crisis will rumble on as war in Syria becomes a more likely prospect.
Russia is now openly in the mix and according to the mainstream media the "Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia", says a military source. The west of course is playing its own game in that country.
The west has been pushing for regime change in Syria for some years now; whether that is for humanitarian reasons or a hidden agenda who really knows.
Young men fleeing Syria face being enlisted into Assad's army if they stay put.
But with Syria now split almost into different countries with rebels, ISIL terrorists, Assad and other groups holding the balance of power in some regions of Syria peace will not come easily or quickly.
Whether war or military intervention follows the number of refugees will not abate.
Along with those fleeing Syria are desperate people from parts of Africa and Iraq.
This refugee crisis is here to stay but how much can Europe realistically do to help?
That simply means fingerprinting individuals, registering them and processing migration papers; that begins a process which could see the individuals accepted by Hungary or returned to their homeland-but the people do not want either option.
By behaving this way the Hungarian authorities are following the letter of E.U. law. Refugees and migrants should be assessed then accepted or rejected at the first E.U. country they reach. But as the Hungarian P.M. said earlier Thursday the refugees do not want to stay in Hungary; they want to go to Germany and that in his words makes it a German problem.
Later Thursday Aljazeera reports the PM as saying "his country does not want to take in large numbers of Muslims."
Footage of police trying to forcibly remove refugees from the train sent shockwaves around Europe and in some ways had echoes of Nazi death trains. Yes the people were only to be taken to refugee camps but the force used and heavy police presence added a sinister touch.
A stand off between police and refugees, now back on the train, began.
In the U.K. and in Europe P.M. David Cameron has been criticised for refusing to take more refugees into the U.K.
But the refugees are by and large from non-E.U. countries and it is a global crisis.
As such it needs a global response and western countries outside of the E.U. to also step up to the mark.
Aylan Kurdi and his family reportedly took the perilous boat journey across to the Greek Island of Kos when their application for asylum in Canada was turned down. They made a desperate decision which cost Aylan, his brother and his mother their lives.
Thursday Canada’s immigration minister Chris Alexander suspended his re-election campaign to investigate why their application was rejected.
According to the Independent "Relatives said the Canadian immigration department rejected their application in June, forcing them to leave Turkey on a smugglers’ boat that sank, drowning three-year-old Aylan with his mother, brother and at least nine other refugees." (a later report claims it was the child's uncle seeking asylum and says "The Canadian government confirmed Mohammed Kurdi’s family refugee application was turned down because it failed to meet requirements for refugee status recognition. It also confirmed it received no application for Abdullah Kurdi and his young family.")
Yes it is a global problem and it needs a global solution.
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