I wonder if Hungary got it's idea for a razor wire fence from the endless desires of America to build bigger walls with Mexico?— Jason Evan Mihalko (@jaypsyd) 5 сентября 2015
Their reasoning is as follows: razor wire is notorious for causing lacerations which carry a high risk of infection. This type of wire is used to secure prisons or military facilities but it should not be employed against people looking for shelter.
Tens of thousands of refugees are braving the journey to Europe – only to be faced by Hungary's barbed-wire fence: https://t.co/sArVMBALOB— AJ+ (@ajplus) 16 сентября 2015
Berlin-based Mutanox, said to be one of the leading companies in Germany, cited this very reason for its decision.
"[Razor] wire is designed to prevent criminal acts, like an intrusion, from taking place. Fleeing children and adults are not criminals," the company's spokesman told Deutsche Welle.
That barbed wire fence — shiny and new — much scarier in person. The fence parts for the train tracks. #Hungary pic.twitter.com/rjxvXz1NDf— Molly Hunter (@mollymhunter) 5 сентября 2015
Another German company, which remains anonymous at this point, submitted an offer but did not make any deliveries. "Children, caught in the wire, are a disgrace," the company's CEO said.
Hundreds now pressing against single door surrounded by razor wire. Only (legal) way into Hungary. Firmly shut. pic.twitter.com/5i5vsZgD4y— James Mates (@jamesmatesitv) 15 сентября 2015
Hungary has recently toughened its border control amid an overwhelming flow of refugees from the conflict-ridden Middle East and Africa, who are trying to enter Germany and other prosperous European states. Earlier this week, Budapest deployed around 9,000 soldiers to its southern border with Serbia and introduced three-year prison terms for illegal border crossings.
Hungary: not winning much credit over refugees, with its razor wire fence. But, come to think of it, didn't Cameron fund one for Calais?— David Beeson (@DavidBeeson2) 6 сентября 2015