Slovenia Brings Out the Tanks: 12,000 Non-Whites Enter Country in 24 Hours
“Bringing them out” is just the first step, one hopes; may the Creator give our European brothers and sisters the strength to do what is right.
SLOVENIA HAS BROUGHT in tanks and riot police to help control the tens of thousands of migrants streaming into the country from neighbouring Croatia and Hungary. (ILLUSTRATION: Reinforcements: Slovenia has brought in tanks and riot police to help control the tens of thousands of migrants streaming into the country.)
More than 12,000 migrants have crossed into Slovenia in the last 24 hours and thousands more are expected.
They had been heading to Hungary, a member of Europe’s Schengen zone of visa-free travel, before it closed its border with Croatia on Friday.
Migrants clashed with police at the Serbian border today and a man was stabbed at another eruption of violence on the Slovenian crossing.
Police struggled to maintain order at a collection area just inside the Austrian border with Slovenia, where the crowds surged every time the group was separated to be put on buses for transport to shelters and processing areas.
Several people needed medical attention after they were trampled on or injured in the melee of people. They included an eight-year-old boy whose leg was bandaged and an even younger boy who was being given oxygen.
A police officer with a loudspeaker urged people to wait for buses peacefully, saying : ‘If you make trouble, we make trouble.’
On the Slovenian side, more than 1,000 migrants were waiting for entry — either to apply for asylum in Austria or to travel to other EU nations.
Slovenian authorities said they can handle no more than 2,500 entries per day and have accused Croatia of sending too many migrants.
Slovenia has asked the EU for police to help regulate the flow coming from Croatia, Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar told TV Slovenia. He also said the migrants are costing the country around £550,000-a-day.
European Commission sources said that Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland have all offered to send police reinforcements.
After meeting with Znidar, EU’s migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: ‘The European Commission stands ready should Slovenia request emergency funding. We are standing by Slovenia in these difficult moments, Slovenia is not alone.’
Croatia has also decided to seek international aid and will ask for donations of blankets, winter tents and beds. More than 217,000 migrants have entered the country since mid-September.
More than 2,000 refugees and migrants were made to wait for hours in the cold in a field outside Rigonce, on the Croatian border, before police later escorted them to a nearby refugee camp.
Mohammad Labban, a 27-year old Palestinian from Lebanon said: ‘I wanted to go to Sweden to continue my studies of banking and finances. But now I would rather go home than stay in such horrific conditions.’
Meanwhile in Serbia, groups of migrants huddled around fires lit to combat the cold in the village of Berkasovo.
The violence at Berkasovo village, where migrants clashed with police, subsided after several minutes. Police removed barriers at an overcrowded collection point near the village in the fear that a build-up of migrants could lead to violence.
More than 600,000 people, mainly fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, travelling through Turkey, Greece and the western Balkans, as they seek to reach northern Europe.
Hungary considers that a majority of those arriving at its borders are economic migrants, not refugees in need of protection.
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Source: Daily Mail