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Migrants Board Trains In Budapest But International Borders Remain Closed

Migrants board a train in Keleti station heading for the border town of Sopron after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened, all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Migrants board a train in Keleti station heading for the border town of Sopron after it was reopened this morning in central Budapest on September 3, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Although the station has reopened, all international trains to Western Europe have been cancelled. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Migrants flooded Keleti train station in Budapest Thursday morning after it was opened by Hungarian authorities, who had blocked entrance for the past few days.

Limited trains are up and running for domestic locations, but borders with Western Europe – the migrants’ ideal destination, are closed. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban claimed the crisis was a “German problem” and argued that migrants need to be told to stop coming.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Matt Bradley, the Wall Street Journal’s Middle East correspondent, about the chaos in Hungary.

Guest

  • Matt Bradley, Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He tweets @MattMcBradley

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