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Hundreds of migrants bused back to asylum centers from Serbian border with Hungary

Hundreds of migrants bused back to asylum centers from Serbian border with Hungary

Serbian authorities early on Friday put on buses several hundred migrants who have been camped at the border with Hungary and returned them to asylum centers.

The migrants came to the border on Thursday, carrying banners and chanting “Open borders!” They spent hours sitting or lying on the ground in cold and windy weather at the Kelebija border crossing, demanding access to the EU country, AP said.

After the group was transferred back to asylum centers, the border crossing reopened. The migrants are among several thousand who remain stuck in Serbia as they seek to move toward Western Europe through neighboring EU countries Hungary or Croatia.

Hungary has put up wire fences at the border with Serbia to prevent migrant entry. The country has recently reported a spike in attempts by migrants to cross the border illegally.