[Ed. – Like Angela Merkel’s solution is better? “Let ’em all in and pretend the rapes and murders aren’t happening”?]
Human Rights Watch director Andrew Stroehlein slammed Hungary’s use of eerie masks fashioned from vegetables to ward off migrants at the border in a tweet on Friday.
Hungarian officials have placed the masks across the nation’s vast border fence in an attempt to impede the movement of refugees seeking passage to countries in Western Europe.
— Szabolcs Panyi (@panyiszabolcs) August 15, 2016
Mr Stroehlein tweeted: “Refugees are fleeing war & torture, Hungary.
“Your root vegetable heads will not deter them.”
Indignant, Mr Schopflin replied: “…agree, pig’s head would deter more effectively.”
Mr Schopflin’s words have attracted criticism from Mr Stroehlein among others, who accuse the MEP of “spouting xenophobic filth”.