Hundreds of refugees broke through police lines on Tuesday, fleeing from a holding camp at Hungary’s border with Serbia. Intolerable conditions at the camp and an uncertain future caused migrants to reach a heightened point of desperation and march to Budapest.
Having grown tired of waiting for buses near the Hungarian town of Roszke, where they eventually expected to board trains to Austria and Germany, frustrated refugees tore down police tape and marched down the country road chanting, "Germany! Germany!"
Hungarian authorities chased after migrants and eventually stopped a group of refugees with food and water, according to CNN. These migrants told the rest of the group they felt they had no choice but to listen to the police.
Hungary has become a focal point for the refugee crisis as the government’s and law enforcement’s treatment of refugees is scrutinized and the refugees’ harsh experiences reach climatic, desperate breaking points that have erupted in chaos. The country’s handling of the crisis keenly exemplifies how the rest of the world is inadequately dealing with this immense human rights problem.