Refugees on train, police in 2nd day of standoff
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Refugees who had hoped to move on from Hungary are continuing to refuse to leave a train stopped near a center where authorities are demanding that they register.
Police remained on watch Friday at Bicske, a town northwest of Budapest that holds one of the country’s five camps for asylum seekers — facilities the migrants want to avoid because they don’t want to pursue asylum claims in economically depressed Hungary. Nearly all hope to go to Germany.
The head of police border control, Col. Laszlo Balazs, said 16 people voluntarily checked into the asylum center on Thursday, while about 500 others refused.