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by Katrin on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 07:48:13 AM EST
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This was a single family, and reports of what really happened are confused: apparently, they wanted to leave the station, and some say the husband tried to protect his wife and child when cornered and they feared they will be separated. They were taken away (and separated) like this:

Meanwhile, at Keleti, police again filters passengers boarding the next train, apparently recognising that the fooling of the refugees didn't work.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 08:00:44 AM EST
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HVG reports that according to civilian interpreters hired by police, in the morning the policemen had them tell the refugees that the trains are leaving for Germany. If so, the stop at Bicske was the goal of everything that happened earlier today, and it was really a pre-planned trick of the dirtiest kind.

There is a second train full of refugees that left Keleti but didn't arrive in Bicske yet; I wonder what will happen there. (The news of what happened with the first train surely reached them.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 08:13:52 AM EST
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Hah, I'm not up to date any more. Said second train already passed Bicske. On-board the train, police separated the c. 100 refugees and the others, but no one knows what's planned.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 08:18:00 AM EST
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You can check trains on the map here. The second refugee train (which is between Tatabánya and Komárom) is #9304, the first on the other hand is not shown, indicating that the railway already terminated its path.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 08:24:54 AM EST
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Refugees on the second train looking out from the window, at an anti-immigrant government placard:

(The stock photo girl on the placard says: "We don't want illegal immigrants!" The half-covered slogan further down: "The Hungarian reforms are WORKING!")

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 09:07:46 AM EST
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The second train was stopped at the last station before Győr, and the refugees were guided to buses which took them to the city for registration.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 09:32:25 AM EST
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To be precise: police wanted to take the refugees by bus, but the refugees (who heard what happened to the other train) refused to board. A third group made it to Győr and were detained there.

In Bicske, the stand-off continues on the first train. Police apparently wanted to "wear out" the refugees, who stayed in wagons heating up to desert temperatures without basic provisions. But the refugees now have so little trust in police that they even refuse to accept water from them.

Meanwhile, Orbán claimed that an "ever smaller part" of the refugees arrive from war zones. Actually, the opposite is true: the Kosovo emigration ebbed off, now the overwhelming majority comes from war zones.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 01:11:41 PM EST
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As for that family on the track: now there is a video via Sky News which shows that they were already cornered by police when the husband suddenly pulled his wife down to the tracks, so it seems it really was a protest.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 at 08:48:30 AM EST
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