Hungarian police have stopped a train bound for towns near the Austrian border, prompting fears among the migrants and refugees on board that they were being made to go to a camp nearby.
The train had left Budapest’s Keleti (Eastern) station on Thursday morning, and was the first to depart after the end of a two-day police blockade that prompted up to 3,000 people trying to travel to western Europe to camp outside.
However the train, bound for Sopron near Hungary’s border with Austria, was halted by scores of riot police at the town of Bicske, an hour from Budapest, where one of Hungary’s four main refugee camps is located. Passengers deemed to be migrants were ordered to disembark. Some refused, instead banging on the windows shouting “No camp, no camp!”