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Zoran Milanovic

Hungary's border crackdown on refugees affecting neighboring nations

Hungary's border crackdown on refugees affecting neighboring nations

Europe’s refugee crisis boiled over into violence Wednesday when Hungarian security forces unleashed water cannons and tear gas on asylum seekers who tried to break through a razor-wire fence preventing them from crossing the Hungary-Serbia border.

Hungarian authorities also continued to arrest people who sneaked across the frontier, enforcing a harsh new law making it a criminal offense to cross into the country without permission. Human rights groups denounced the crackdown and called anew for European leaders to come up with a coherent, unified response to the continent’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II.

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