Photos: Fed up with the trains, migrants begin a long march down the highway in Hungary

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Thousands of migrants stranded at the Keleti train station outside Budapest stormed out and took to the highway, preferring to walk some 150 miles to Austria in the hopes of reaching Germany than to stay another night in Hungary. Meanwhile, the country’s parliament passed new measures today to further tighten its borders.

Elsewhere, amid a standoff between police and train passengers at the Bicske station outside Budapest, migrants stormed past police and sprinted away from the tracks, toward the main road from Budapest to Vienna. Migrants had boarded the train in Budapest to travel to Germany, but police diverted it to a migrant camp.

Still hundreds of others stormed out of a migrant camp in the country’s south.

Migrants cross the fence to leave a migrant reception centre in Roszke, Hungary, September 4, 2015. Some 300 migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp on Friday and hundreds of others set off on foot from Budapest as police scrambled to keep control of a migrant crisis that has brought Europe's asylum system to breaking point. REUTERS/Stringer  - RTX1R4TZ
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Migrants force their way through police cordon as they march along highway out of Budapest for the border with Austria
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At least a thousand people have resorted to walking from Budapest to Vienna, Austria, hoping to reach Germany. The Hungarian government has since offered to bus the throngs of migrants to the Austrian border.

Some are carrying pictures of Angela Merkel as they walk.

A womanl holds a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as migrants set off on foot for the border with Austria from Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. Hundreds of migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp on Friday and others set off on foot from Budapest as authorities scrambled to contain a migrant crisis that has brought Europe's asylum system to breaking point. Hungary says it is enforcing European Union rules that it must register all migrants caught crossing Hungary's borders, but thousands are refusing and demand they be allowed to continue their journey to western Europe from war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The European Union normally allows free movement between the 26 countries of its Schengen border-free zone, but its rules require asylum seekers to register in the first country where they arrive and remain until they are processed.    REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo  - RTX1R3PH
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A migrant holds a portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he walks with others along the highway towards the border with Austria, out of Budapest, Hungary, September 4, 2015. Hundreds of migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp on Friday and others set off on foot from Budapest as authorities scrambled to contain a migrant crisis that has brought Europe's asylum system to breaking point. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1R54Q
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Hungarian police appear to be escorting the procession without impeding it.

Migrants walk along the Budaorsi Street in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Several hundred migrants left the Keleti Railway Station this afternoon heading for Germany on foot. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
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According to some reporters on the scene, Hungarian citizens are supporting them with food and water along the way.

The walkers include people of all ages, and at least one man in a wheelchair. But not everyone left the train station.

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