Police in Hungary use tear gas to stop fighting between hundreds of refugees at camp

Hungarian police say they have used tear gas to stop a fight among hundreds of refugees at a camp in an eastern city.

Police said Monday that the disturbance began when a religious dispute broke out between two refugees in Debrecen, later joined by hundreds of those temporarily living in the camp.

State media said the crowd set fire to garbage cans and used sticks and stones to hit passing cars and buses outside the camp. No injuries were reported.

In the past year, Hungary has become a popular point of entry into the European Union for tens of thousands of migrants and refugees coming north through the Balkans. Most request asylum in Hungary but quickly move further west to countries like Germany and Sweden before their claims are settled.