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Migrant crisis: Worried police open Slovene-Austria border

The latest news as migrants make their way across Europe by the tens of thousands, fleeing war or seeking a better life.

By: AP | Dobova |
October 22, 2015 2:19:22 pm

More than 1,000 asylum seekers have streamed out of a crowded Austrian collection point on the border with Slovenia after Austrian police removed barriers to prevent possible violence.

Police said some followed instructions and regrouped outside the barriers Thursday but many continued walking northward away from the Spielfeld border crossing.

More than a thousand migrants fleeing war and hardship already broke through barriers at the Austrian center on Wednesday, but most were collected by police. This time, police said they removed barriers to relieve pent-up pressure that could have triggered violence among those waiting for transport to shelters.

Several thousand more migrants are waiting on the Slovene side of the border for entry into Austria.

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First published on: 22-10-2015 at 02:19:22 pm
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