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?