Berlin, Sept 6: After Europe witnessed a wave of migrants fleeing Syria and Iraq, over 7,000 refugees have been welcomed in Germany and Austria. This comes after Hungary's anti-immigrant drive that didn't favour the migrants who moved to the country looking for shelter.
Predominantly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, these refugees were greeted by unexpected hospitality, boxes of supplies and candies upon their arrival.
They were told that they could not leave Hungary, but were taken from roadsides and driven to Austria. Some children even received cuddly soft toys.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters that Hungary drove the migrants to the border only because they were posing a public menace, particularly by snarling traffic and rail lines west of Budapest when they mounted a series of surprise breakouts from police-controlled positions on Friday and headed for Austria on foot.
Orban also said that Hungary was determined to staunch the flow of foreigners traversing the country.
(With agency inputs)