Migrants wake to calm on battle scarred roads close to the Serbia-Hungary border a day after Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesting migrants trying to cross. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Large numbers of migrants camped out overnight into Thursday (September 17) after a day that saw violent clashes between protesting migrants and Hungarian riot police. The migrants are camping by the side of the road in the Serbian village of Horgos, close to the Hungarian border, where the gates to a route into the European Union remain firmly shut. Some have tents whilst others lie under blankets to keep warm. Small groups gathered around makeshift fires after a night exposed to the elements. The road leading to the closed border, that is protected by gates and barbed wire, bore the scars of Wednesday's (September 16) clashes. Charred clothing and plastics could be seen stuck to the tarmac close to the border. Hungary's government closed the main land route for migrants into the European Union on Tuesday (September 15), taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. It has vowed to arrest anyone crossing into its territory illegally.