Budapest, September 4 (MTI) – Around three hundred people broke out of the reception center near the southern border station of Röszke on Friday, complaining that assessments of their asylum applications were too slow, public television reported.
One of the migrants who broke out of the centre told M1 news channel that they were giving the authorities a two-hour deadline to assess their applications. If the process does not speed up, they will encourage remaining migrants at the camp to break out too, he added.
The Csongrád County police said on its website that the migrants ran off in the direction of the M5 motorway after breaking through a fence at the Roszke collection point. Police have made the necessary measures to capture them and have stopped incoming traffic on the motorway to prevent accidents.
Dozens of police officers have surrounded the camp with migrants standing inside shouting “Freedom!”, an MTI correspondent said.
Police have asked reporters to leave the area around the camp because their presence, they said, endangers the authorities, arguing that migrants have recently been taking advantage of the presence of the media to draw attention to their situation. Police have reportedly started transporting dozens of migrants back to the camp.