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Press Report: Stone-Throwing Migrants Attack Hungarian Students’ Bus Near Calais

By Tamás Székely // 2017.05.23.

Rocks and pieces of concrete were thrown at a Hungarian minibus transporting the team of the Kandó Kálmán Vocational High School of Kecskemét in Calais, news portal reported via

The news sites said the teachers and the head master would decide whether or not to report the case. The driver told the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that when they left the freeway and started towards the ferry dock of Calais, he noticed a concrete obstacle in the middle of the road. Then, 8-10 men started running towards them, while throwing rocks at the minibus. The rear window of the car was broken, but nobody got injured. When they reached the ferry, they informed the border guards about the case. The team was on its way to London to participate in a vocational competition. They’d rather choose a different route on the way back home.

The illegal tent camp where thousands of immigrants gathered and waited to somehow get to England was in Calais. The jungle was eliminated last October, but several immigrants stayed in the neighbourhood and are still waiting for truck drivers willing to smuggle them to England. Team leader Károly Mészáros also told public news channel M1 that the men probably wanted to stop them for a similar reason. The Hungarian Embassy offered its help to the passengers.

Asked about press reports regarding the reported “migrant “attack” near Calais, the Hungarian Foreign Minister said that such incidents are unacceptable, adding that all this demonstrated the deterioration of Europe’s security situation. Péter Szijjártó confirmed Hungary’s diplomatic mission had been asked to take steps to help the group if need be. At the same press conference held on Monday, Szijjártó said that pressure placed on Europe’s borders by illegal migration has not eased and the only solution to tackling it is Hungary’s strict border protection measures including a fence in the south.

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