Shortly after several hundred refugees crossed the 109 mile-long razor wire fence from Serbia into Hungary this morning, ABC News caught a tense confrontation on camera between some of the travelers and the police who stopped them.
An ABC News team was heading down a narrow country road on the outskirts of the Hungarian city of Szeged, toward one of two refugee camps near the town of Roszke, which has been one of the flashpoints between refugees crossing the border and the Hungarian police.
Some refugees and migrants had reportedly made a break from the camps, others had just crossed into Hungary and all were trying to make their way to the railway station in Szeged where trains could take them to Austria and Germany.
As passing groups started getting bigger and bigger, ABC News stopped and spoke with the refugees, most of whom were Syrians. The refugees asked how far away the town and station were and ABC News told them about six miles.
The police then showed up. In the confrontation caught on video, the police shouted that the refugees must go to a camp. The travelers steadfastly refused to do, breaking through the police.
But farther down the road, police reinforcements arrived and encircled the refugees, forcing them to sit in the blazing sun, refusing to tell the media whether they planned to take the refugees to a camp for registration or to the border with Austria.