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Group of 300 refugees escape Bicske train station

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An estimate 300 refugees have escaped the train station at Bicske, just northwest of Budapest, following a standoff with police yesterday, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. 

Refugees had been holding out at the Bicske train station after the train on which they were traveling from Budapestʼs Keleti Station stop at Bicske. They had hoped to travel west to Austria or Germany were forced to to disembark from the train to register them at the nearby refugee reception area.

The 300 refugees escaped along the tracks and ran westbound towards Gyor, while another group of about 50 refugees ran east towards Budapest. The remaining refugees are holding out in protest on the train and surrounding platform and are refusing to be transported to the reception area. Earlier this afternoon,  64 refugees escaped the reception area at Bicske after disembarking from the bus.  

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