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The Latest: Fearing violence, police let 1,000 asylum seekers cross from Slovenia to Austria

  • Croatian police officers stand guard by the fence as migrants shove each other to enter into Croatia from Serbia, near the village of Babska, Croatia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Croatian police officers stand guard by the fence as migrants shove each other to enter into Croatia from Serbia, near the village of Babska, Croatia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait to cross a border between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Migrants wait to cross a border between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A migrant boy walks with other migrants on the road near a border between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A migrant boy walks with other migrants on the road near a border between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa expressed bewilderment and disappointment because they had been told as they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

The latest news as migrants make their way across Europe by the tens of thousands, fleeing war or seeking a better life. All times local:

9:30 a.m.

More than 1,000 asylum seekers have streamed out of a crowded Austrian collection point on the border with Slovenia after Austrian police removed barriers to prevent possible violence.

Police said some followed instructions and regrouped outside the barriers Thursday but many continued walking northward away from the Spielfeld border crossing.

More than a thousand migrants fleeing war and hardship already broke through barriers at the Austrian center on Wednesday, but most were collected by police. This time, police said they removed barriers to relieve pent-up pressure that could have triggered violence among those waiting for transport to shelters.

Several thousand more migrants are waiting on the Slovene side of the border for entry into Austria.