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Hungarian Police Clash With Migrants On Serbian Border

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has been “shocked” to see how migrants are being treated after Hungarian police on the border with Serbia clashed with migrants. Ban said he spoke by telephone on September 16 with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the treatment of migrants by Hungarian authorities. His remarks came after migrants who have been prevented from crossing into Hungary hurled stones and bricks from the Serbian side of the border at Hungarian police on September 16.​

The Hungarian police responded by firing tear gas, pepper spray, and water cannons across the border into Serbian territory. They described the angry crowd as “armed migrants.” ​The UN's refugee agency said it is “extremely concerned” at violence on the border -- which it said had injured several migrants and had caused children to be separated from their parents. Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic condemned what he described as 'brutal treatment' of migrants.