According to index.hu, Jan Zatorsky won 2015 Czech Press Photo Contest Grand Prize with this photo (cover), which summarizes the toughest moment of the day after the border closure in one picture. Refugees are falling over the ground after Hungarian police stopped the onslaught of the border-breakers. If you closely look at the photo, you can see a woman, a boy and several reporters. Men at the bottom of the pile are gasping while their companions next to the photographer are trying to pull them out of the mob.
On September 16, there was a huge mess at the Roszke border crossing point. Nearly a thousand refugees were jammed at the Serbian side of the border after the Hungarian border closure had come into force, so no more refugees could come to the country from Serbia. In the afternoon, the crowd began to demonstrate and then many people led by a few fuglemen broke the gate at the smaller border crossing. The photo was taken this time.
Daily News Hungary also wrote about the event, you can see photos here.
The Hungarian police, including the special forces of TEK (in the back of the picture) used water cannon and tear gas, too in order to reduce the refugees’ attack, in response the refugees threw stones at him and barricaded the area in front of the fence with burning clothes and tires. The confrontation did not last long, by the end of the day, around 300 refugees (including 30 children) suffered light injuries, the Serbian authorities said. The Hungarian sources talked about 20 injured policemen. By evening, the damaged fence and cordons had been restored by the Hungarian authorities, index.hu wrote.
In a few weeks, this day seems to be the most dramatic day of the refugee crisis has been dragging on for months, the attack of the Roszke border drew international attention to the steps of Hungary more than ever, and it also showed the controversial points of the management of the European migrant crisis.
The Czech photographers’ photo contest was announced for the 21st time this year, 278 photographers entered with more than 3700 photos and 52 videos. You can see the winner photos at the www.czechpressphoto.cz website.
based on the article of index.hu
translated by BA