Migrants brave heat to march to Serbia-Hungary border


INDJIJA, Serbia (AP) — Around a hundred migrants and asylum seekers are braving scorching heat to continue a march toward Serbia’s border with Hungary meant to draw attention to the plight of thousands of people facing closed borders after fleeing war and poverty.

Some wore towels on their heads to ward off the sun as they slowly moved on Saturday after taking a rest 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Belgrade. Dozens stayed behind or had given up earlier.

Some 300 young men and boys set off Friday from Belgrade toward the Hungarian border in protest of Hungary’s decision to keep its border closed for most of the asylum seekers, which has left a few thousand stranded in Serbia.

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