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NICK GRIMM: As Europe's refugee crisis grinds on, hundreds of asylum seekers are on the march now from the Hungarian capital Budapest to the Austrian border.

The refugees have taken matters into their own hands after being prevented from travelling out of Hungary by train.

Meanwhile, the little boy whose death on a Turkish beach shocked the world has now been laid to rest at his home in Syria.

Europe correspondent Barbara Miller reports.

BARBARA MILLER: The refugee crisis overwhelming Europe has already produced many extraordinary scenes.

And now this: hundreds of men, women and children walking along a highway from the Hungarian capital to the Austrian border.

(Sound of young child crying)

BARBARA MILLER: They have 150 kilometres ahead of them and few supplies with them, but their patience waiting to board trains out of Hungary snapped and so they took off on their own steam.

Those who boarded a train on Friday remain locked in a stand-off with authorities at the town of Bicske.

They don't want to get off and be taken to a camp for processing, preferring instead to head for wealthier countries like Austria and Germany to have their asylum applications processed there.

At stages all along this epic journey through Europe, tensions are fraying.

Back at another camp in Hungary, near the Serbian border, riot police tried to stop scores of people breaking through a wire fence.

On the Greek island of Lesbos migrants threw stones at a police building. They responded with tear gas.

(Sound of asylum seekers chanting in protest)

BARBARA MILLER: And back in Syria a little boy, whose death shocked the world, was buried by his father.

The reaction to the image of Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach after the boat his family wanted to cross to Greece in capsized, has forced the British prime minister to soften his stance.

David Cameron has announced the UK will take in more refugees, but those already in Europe won't be welcomed.

DAVID CAMERON: I think it's so important we take them from Syrian refugee camps, because I want to send the message out that the best way to get a new life is not to make this perilous journey, not to set out from the Turkish coast or another coast or to trail across continents and put your lives and your families' lives at risk.

BARBARA MILLER: The British prime minister didn't specify how many refugees he was talking about.

A spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency, Melissa Fleming, suggested it would in the order of several thousand.

MELISSA FLEMING: We obviously welcome very much the move to increase resettlement spaces for Syrians in the UK. It is every - those spaces are going to be critical to the lives and future of 4,000 people.

BARBARA MILLER: That still leaves the question of what to do with the 300,000-400,000 asylum seekers and economic migrants who have already made it to Europe this year.

A crisis that can no longer be kept at bay.

This is Barbara Miller reporting for Saturday AM.