Transcript for Syrian Refugees Face Tense Standoff Seeking Better Lives in Europe
after the death of his son beau. In an appearance last night at an Atlanta synagogue, the moderator asked the vice president the big question. So please let us know your present thinking -- -- About whet enter the 2016 presidential race. Reporter: After a moment of these images are blocking railroad tracks in a desperate protest. Alex Marquardt is in Hungary overwhelm by this. Alex, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. Some very dramatic scenes. This is essentially standoff between what may be more than a thousand Syrian refugees and these police forces that won't let them go further. You can hear them chanting, freedom. Refusing to be taken to nearby refugee camps and demanding that they be allowed to proceed to Germany. This morning, their message is clear. But they will not budge. Desperate to go on. The situation is so bad. Reporter: The greatest refugee crisis since the second world war. Thousands of refugees risking their lives crossing the mediterranean sea, they're taking extraordinary chances like packing themselves into airless trucks just last week more than 70 Syrian refugees suffocating to death in Austria. And what may be the lasting image of the world's failure to end the war in Syria, the heartbreaking photos of a 3-year-old Syrian toddler drowned on a Turkish beach as his family tried to reach safer shores. These tragedies fueling calls for action from around the world demands the european leaders do more. Just this morning british prime minister David Cameron whose country has taken in very few Syrian refugees saying they will now accept thousands more. Paula. Acquiescing to that pressure, thank you.
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