Budapest on the brink: Thousands of migrants shouting ‘freedom, freedom’ in tense stand-off with police who stopping them boarding trains to Western Europe

  • Budapest station was evacuated yesterday morning as thousands of migrants tried to reach Vienna and Munich
  • Protests were staged and about 100 police officers wearing helmets and wielding batons guarded the station
  • Hungarian government spokesman said the system ‘has completely failed’ and ‘is collapsing in front of our eyes’  
  • The country complained that it has been made a ‘scapegoat’ as it struggles to cope with arrival of 156,000 migrants

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