György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, has told public television channel M1 that on Monday migrants began a protest at the Closed Asylum Reception Centre in Kiskunhalas. He said that some one hundred migrants – most of them from Pakistan – took part in a march within the camp demanding to be let out and to be placed in open camps. They were still protesting in the evening, Mr. Bakondi added.

Police arrived at the reception centre in appropriate numbers, but they did not need to take action until the evening.

Public media reported that there were many police officers and armed security guards on the spot, where migrants demanded better circumstances and faster processing of their claims.

Migrants have protested on a number of occasions at the Closed Asylum Reception Centre in Kiskunhalas, where fighting and stone-throwing has occurred.

On 1 June some three hundred migrants protested for the same reasons. By the evening, however, the situation had calmed down: police forces succeeded in calming protesters, groups of whom nevertheless continued their protest the following day.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister)