Migrants stream into Austria, swept west by overwhelmed Hungary

September 5, 2015 6:04 AM

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Hegyeshalom, Hungary/Vienna: Thousands of exhausted migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to hold them back as Europe’s asylum system buckled under pressure from the numbers reaching its frontiers.

After days of confrontation and chaos, Hungary’s right-wing government deployed dozens of buses to move on migrants from the capital, Budapest, and pick up over 1,000—many of them refugees from the Syrian war—who had set off by foot on Friday down the main highway to Vienna.

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