Hungarian PM to meet with EU leaders as thousands remain stranded

Since Tuesday, migrants have been prevented from boarding trains there amid disagreement over EU policy.

Hungary's leader is due in Brussels for talks on the migrant crisis, with thousands still stranded at a Budapest railway station.

Since Tuesday, migrants have been prevented from boarding trains there amid disagreement over EU policy.

Many in Budapest have tickets and want to travel north, but Hungary, led by anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban, says it is enforcing EU rules.

Germany, Italy and France have demanded a fair distribution of refugees.

At least 2,000 people are now waiting to travel from Keleti station, having been prevented from getting on trains on Tuesday. Some were involved in scuffles with police on Wednesday night.

They had bought tickets after Hungary briefly appeared to abandon efforts on Monday to register migrants, allowing huge numbers to board trains to Vienna and southern Germany.

"We don't want to stay in Hungary, we want to go to whatever place we want," one Syrian man, Mohammed, told the Associated Press agency. "They are forcing us to stay here."

Elsewhere in the Hungarian capital, thousands marched in solidarity with the migrants, and demanded the government do more to help them.

"The government is carrying out policies which are inhumane, un-Christian and lack solidarity," one protester, Veronika Kramer, told AP.

But in southern Hungary, hundreds of members of the neo-fascist group Jobbik confronted people walking into the country along railway lines from Serbia.

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