Migrants Breach Hungarian-Serbian Fence

Europe’s migrant crisis took another ugly turn Wednesday when Hungarian riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons to beat back hundreds of people massed at the border with Serbia after some broke through a gate. Children cried as they fled from the acrid smoke, and several people fainted in the chaos.

With the route through Hungary apparently closed, some migrants set out on a longer, more arduous route into Western Europe through Croatia.

Frustrated migrants — many of them war refugees from Syria and Iraq — who were blocked on the Serbian side of the border threw plastic water bottles and rocks at helmeted riot police and chanted demands that the now-sealed border be re-opened.