- 1 Jul 2015 9:00 AM
There have been no reports of any injuries, MTI’s local correspondent said from the site.
Later, police said one officer took a hit from a stone and was slightly injured. Police appeared in raid gear and managed to drive the refugees back into the camp, behind a fence where they remained in a line, facing police and shouting, the correspondent said.
The conflict turned violent after 2.30 pm when two refugees engaged in a row over religious matters, the local county police said.
The argument turned heated and “hundreds of others” joined in, including a man who allegedly “stamped his feet on the Koran”, police said, citing eyewitnesses.
Another witness said one refugee took the other’s Koran, which contained 200 euros hidden among the pages.
Police spokesperson Erika Demeter said the refugees blocked the nearby highway, lit rubbish bins and threw stones at cars passing by.
Fully 154 police officers were sent to the site and police used tear gas to disperse the group. Nobody was hurt, Demeter said but one man was arrested in connection with the events.
The camp has been sealed off temporarily and migrants are allowed only to enter the premises, the correspondent said. Police presence remains high by the camp, he added.
MTI photo: Zsolt Czeglédi
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