Hungary Allows Migrants Into Train Station, Blocks Travel West

Migrants hoping to travel westward have flooded into the main train station in Budapest after it was reopened by police, but Hungarian officials say there will be no trains heading to western Europe.

Police left the Keleti train station on Thursday, after a two-day standoff with hundreds of migrants hoping to board trains to Germany, where they plan to apply for asylum.  

But while the migrants have been allowed into the station, it is not clear where they will go, without the option of traveling west.

Hungarian authorities allowed people to travel westward from Keleti station without EU travel visas on Monday, shortly after Germany announced it will accept asylum applications; but on Tuesday, Hungarian officials abruptly began refusing passage to people without visas. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA WEBSITE

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