A huge blaze swept through a migrant camp in Slovenia today after angry migrants set fire to their tents in protest at their treatment. Women and children were evacuated from the camp in Brezice, on the border with Croatia, as firefighters battled the fire.
The migrants were reportedly angry at delays in registering them and moving them on to the Austrian border in less than 24-hours, witnesses said.
They also complained about a lack of food, water and blankets, it was reported by the BBC.
Many of those at the camp had arrived in the dark of night after wading or swimming across the Sutla River in temperatures close to freezing. After the fires were extinguished, locals report that other migrants had taken to burning their donated clothes in an effort to keep warm.
— Matej Leskovsek (@MatejLeskovsek) October 21, 2015
More than 20,000 migrants have entered Slovenia since Saturday when the route through Hungary from Croatia was closed.
As Breitbart London reports, the European Union’s executive has summoned leaders of the countries on the migrant trail to a summit in Brussels on Sunday in an effort to better co-ordinate the flow from one country to another.