Migrants Break Through Croatia Police Lines

Amid chaotic scenes in Croatia, crowds of migrants briefly broke through riot police lines at the border with Serbia on Thursday. People waiting for hours in blazing heat at Tovarnik grew frustrated, though the situation is quieter now.

Croatia is struggling to deal with at least 8,900 arrivals since Wednesday morning after Hungary closed its border with Serbia, blocking the previous route into the European Union. There was a further lack of control at Bezdan, the northernmost border crossing between Serbia and Croatia, where large groups of migrants pushed through police lines, after hours of frustration. EU leaders will hold an emergency summit next week to discuss the crisis.

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