Hungary Suspends Rail Traffic

Upset migrants chanted “Freedom! Freedom!” and demanded to use their train tickets Tuesday after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany.

Chaos erupted at Budapest’s Keleti train station, where thousands of migrants have left by rail in the last few days to those two wealthy EU countries, their chosen destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia.

Rail tickets have become especially popular after 71 migrants apparently suffocated last week in a Hungarian truck that was found abandoned in Austria.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.