Hungary’s new law allows the use of a non-lethal force against refugees

Hungarian parliament has a new law which allows the government to deploy its army to deal with refugees at its borders using rubber bullets, tear gas grenades, and net guns.

Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban claimed that millions of refugees are “laying siege” to the borders of Hungary and of Europe.

He said “the migrants are not just banging on our door, they’re breaking it down,” before reiterating his view that most were coming for economic and not safety reasons.

The new law will sent army to help police manage the refugee crisis, such as checking ID, detaining suspects and controlling the flow of traffic at the borders.

Orban defended the construction of a steel fence on the border in order to stop refugees from crossing into the country, claiming that European nations are under pressure to protect themselves against the “brutal threat” of mass migration.