Saturday, September 5, 2015

Thousands of Migrants Pour into Austria Today; Aust. Foreign Minister Calls It a "Wake Up Call"

Thousands of migrants streamed into Austria from buses in Hungary today (September 5, 2015) in what Vienna called a "wake up call" for Europe to get to grips with its biggest refugee influx since World War II, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports.

"This has to be an eye opener how messed up the situation in Europe is now," Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said, as he arrived for talks in Luxembourg with his EU (European Union) peers dominated by the crisis.

He added, "I hope that this serves as a wake up call that [the situation] cannot continue."

Austrian police said that 4,000 people crossed the Hungarian border last night and this morning, with the number expected to rise by the end of the day to 10,000. Hungary is refusing to house the migrants from Africa and Asia.

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