4.) Hungary - Serbia

  • 2018-12-27
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
In response to Europe's migrant crisis and the European Union's indecision, Hungary's right-wing government constructed a 110-mile fence along its border with Serbia and Croatia. 

The security measure caused illegal immigration to plummet. The number of illegal entries dropped so rapidly that the fence singlehandedly abolished access to asylum in Hungary.

Its construction was not without opposition. On September 16, 2015, migrants launched a coordinated attack to tear down an especially vulnerable section near Horgoš, Serbia, and Röszke, Hungary.

Hungarian riot police responded with tear gas. However, the migrants surged forward again, only to face more less-lethal weapons. 

Undeterred, they flung chunks of concrete and broken glass bottles at law enforcement. Police rushed into the breach with batons, tear gas, and water cannons.

The government had a clear message for its critics and migrants: "The official and legal ways to come to Hungary and therefore to the European Union remain open. That's all we ask from all migrants - that they should comply with international and European law."

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