Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannons at migrants and refugees who were demanding to be allowed to enter the country from Serbia. Frustrated people threw plastic water bottles and rocks at helmeted riot police and demanded that the border be reopened. Police, backed by special antiterrorist units, responded with water cannons and tear gas from the other side of a metal barrier rolled out across the road at the Roszke-Horgos border crossing.

Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
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Before the tensions escalated, some women had pushed to the front of the crowd and held small babies and children above their heads as they faced police in an obvious appeal for mercy, but no one made it through.

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Migrants stand in front of a barrier near the village of Horgos, SerbiaStoyan Nenov/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
Migrants and refugees shout slogans at the border with Hungary near the village of HorgosStoyan Nenov/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
People demonstrate at the border between Serbia and HungaryStoyan Nenov/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A man wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan: 'Open the door to freedom' shouts slogans at the borderMarko Djurica/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A man indicates a banner reading: 'Hungary please!!! Help us!!!'Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A message reading: 'Europe shame' is seen on a T-shirt hanging on the border fenceMarko Djurica/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A message reading: 'Strike, No food, No water, Open this border' is seen on an item of children's clothing hanging on a fence at the borderMarko Djurica/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A man looks through a barrier at the border with HungaryStoyan Nenov/Reuters
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A child cries inside a tent at a makeshift refugee camp near the town of HorgosArmend Nimani/AFP
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A refugee sleeps on the side of a road near the town of HorgosArmend Nimani/AFP
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A refugee stands behind a fence at the Hungarian borderArmend Nimani/AFP
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
A Syrian child holds on to a fence opposite Hungarian border police standing guard at the border with SerbiaArmend Nimani/AFP
Migrants refugees Hungary border Horgos
Migrants and refugees look through a fence from Serbia into HungaryArmend Nimani/AFP

Hungary's right-wing government has built a metal fence all along the frontier with Serbia to keep refugees and migrants out. Hungarian police accused "aggressive migrants" of trying to breach the border fence.