As European leaders debated how to share responsibility for the more than 340,000 people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia who are already seeking refuge, Germany promised to spend billions of euros in extra aid for those already there and those yet to arrive. France weighed whether increased airstrikes against Islamic State militants would help to stem the flow of those fleeing Syria.
    
But the Hungarian prime minister scoffed at a proposed quota system for refugees in the 28 member European Union, saying it wouldn't work unless Europe first secured its borders.
    
Hungary's inability to control the flow of people across its southern border with Serbia was on graphic display. Crowds who had grown tired of waiting for buses at Hungary's first migrant holding center near the border village of Roszke tore down flimsy police tape, advanced down a country road and walked around rows of police trying to block them.
Officers offered no resistance as about half of the 500 strong crowd reached the M5 highway that connects Serbia and Hungary. They headed north along the shoulder, raising
their arms and chanting 'Germany! Germany!'
    
The move mirrored Friday's surge of people from Budapest toward Austria in a traffic snarling tactic that forced Hungary to concede defeat and bus thousands to the Austrian border.

 

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