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Hungary police fire tear gas at migrants at Serbia border

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Hungarian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday at several hundred migrants protesting at being unable to cross the border from Serbia, AFP reporters said.

“The crowd on the Serbian side became aggressive and threw stones, bottles and sticks at police on the Hungarian side and crossed the barrier at the border,” a police statement said.

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Police called in reinforcement to handle the “aggressive” crowd and the barrier was “replaced by several ranks of police,” it said.

“The police is protecting the border of Hungary and the EU while respecting the law and the principle of proportionality,” it added.

An AFP reporter on the Serbian side said around 300 out of a group of 500 took part in the protest.

Children were crying from the effects of the tear gas, which causes respiratory problems as well as eye irritation.

There were also helicopters flying overhead.

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The incident came after Hungary this week sealed its southern border with Serbia, cutting off one of the biggest entry points for migrants into the European Union this year.


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Economists warn Trump policies will result in lost jobs and lower wages for American workers

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The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US authorities found immigrants working there illegally.

In April, a small Nebraska town lost a potato processing plant, and the local revenue it generated, in the wake of an immigration raid on its facilities. A restaurant in New York appears to have suffered similar fate in August.

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Trump supporter Steve Cortes loses it after Rick Wilson brings up war crimes prosecutions

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The spokesperson for the "official" pro-Trump SuperPAC was admonished twice by an MSNBC anchor on Saturday night during a segment on impeachment that quickly went off the rails.

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid was anchoring a Saturday night special titled, "the impeachment trial of Donald Trump."

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China reports 323 new cases of mysterious virus — as death toll rises to 54

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