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Migrants brave heat to march to Serbia-Hungary border

  • Migrants and refugees walk down a road escorted by a police vehicle in Indjija, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest its decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Migrants and refugees walk down a road escorted by a police vehicle in Indjija, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest its decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A migrant carries a bottle of water on his shoulder as he and others walk towards the Serbian border with Hungary, in Indjija, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest its decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    A migrant carries a bottle of water on his shoulder as he and others walk towards the Serbian border with Hungary, in Indjija, some 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest its decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A group of migrants rest on the road-side on the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 22, 2016, to protest over the closed national border preventing them from journeying into central Europe.  Hundreds of migrants set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest Hungary's decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union after fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    A group of migrants rest on the road-side on the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 22, 2016, to protest over the closed national border preventing them from journeying into central Europe. Hundreds of migrants set off on foot Friday toward Serbia's border with Hungary to protest Hungary's decision to keep its border closed for most people trying to reach the European Union after fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)  (The Associated Press)

Around a hundred migrants and asylum seekers are braving scorching heat to continue a march toward Serbia's border with Hungary meant to draw attention to the plight of thousands of people facing closed borders after fleeing war and poverty.

Some wore towels on their heads to ward off the sun as they slowly moved on Saturday after taking a rest 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Belgrade. Dozens stayed behind or had given up earlier.

Some 300 young men and boys set off Friday from Belgrade toward the Hungarian border in protest of Hungary's decision to keep its border closed for most of the asylum seekers, which has left a few thousand stranded in Serbia.