On Monday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán defended the measures by saying that they concerned “defending European lifestyles,” contrasting this with Islam. High Commissioner Zeid deplored the xenophobic and anti-Muslim views that appear to lie at the heart of current Hungarian Government policy, and which were reflected in a blatantly xenophobic Government poster campaign earlier in the year.
“Many have made harrowing sea journeys to avoid other border fences,” Zeid added.
Those who are not familiar with yesterday's events at Röszke border crossing, this is what happened in a nutshell.
Violent migrants attacked police officers with stones and sticks from the Serbian side of the border. Police were very restrained even after enraged migrants started throwing rocks, pieces of broken concrete, water bottles and other things toward police officers. When migrants wanted to break through the border fence police used teargas and water cannon to disperse the crowd. The attacks were unrelenting and lasted for hours. In the incident 20 police officers injured three of them seriously.