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CHAPTER 5

XENOPHOBIA AND REBELLION IN HUNGARY

By: Javier Bauluz

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CHAPTER 5

XENOPHOBIA AND REBELLION IN HUNGARY

By: Javier Bauluz

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CHAPTER 5

XENOPHOBIA AND REBELLION IN HUNGARY

By: Javier Bauluz

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Entering Hungary gave them hope, but they soon realized their problems would continue. Officials and civilians attacked the refugees, who asked themselves if it would be the same in Germany. The arrivals turned the Budapest train station into a refugee camp. After hearing the government was halting trains to Austria, they started an unprecedented protest. One Syrian man woke up the sleeping refugees and told them, “Even if we have to walk, we’ll get to Germany.” The Grand March started, with groups of families walking day and night to get out of Hungary. Exhausted, the migrants agreed to board buses to the border. “The Great March achieved the goal of changing ‘policy,’” Bauluz writes in his story. (Read this chapter)

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