Migrants walk along the Budaorsi Street in Budapest, Hungary, heading for Germany on foot.
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HUNGARY -- Late Monday, Austria's Chancellor said his country and Germany will allow migrants to enter their territory. But on the route through Hungary, police have been forcing them off trains and into camps. Frustrated, tired and hungry, hundreds of refugees took off walking today.
On Monday, thousands who made it to Europe, only to be stopped in their tracks in Hungary, decided they had enough. They took off -- on foot.
Worn out but defiant, they mustered what energy they had left, and set off on a 300 mile trek to Germany.
Thousands of migrants have been stranded for weeks at Budapest's rail station, blocked from leaving the country. Today they chose to walk rather than spend another night in Hungary.
At times the line was more than a half mile long. The migrants tell CBS News' Charlie D'Agata they are walking less out of protest than the fact they have no choice. They couldn't remain at the train station and they don't trust the Hungarian government to help them. And they are going to continue walking until they reach the border