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Feb 07, 2020

Police line up along the Hungarian side of the southern border

According to the Bács-Kiskun County police headquarters, the authorities temporarily closed the Tompa border crossing yesterday afternoon until the pressure subsides.

Police officers have lined up along the Hungarian side of the southern border to strengthen defenses after 400-500 migrants arrived in Tompa.

According to the Bács-Kiskun County police headquarters, the authorities temporarily closed the Tompa border crossing yesterday afternoon until the pressure subsides.

Lajos Kósa, the head of parliament’s defense and law enforcement committee, said the migrant convoys were being organized to “test” the Hungarian border and to see where it could be breached. Hungarian border patrol officers are monitoring the situation closely.

International lawyer Norbert Tóth told M1 that the aim of the migrant marches was to paint a picture in the European media of how “cruelly” Hungary was treating asylum seekers. “The laws are pretty clear,” Toth said.

“The only way Hungary could allow these people in would be by violating its own laws and European Union laws. We’re talking about an external Schengen border, so the Schengen rules have to be observed," he added.