Migrants at an asylum centre in the Austrian state of Salzburg rioted after being denied halal food last week.

The incident happened at a converted hotel in the small town of Unken, when a travelling halal meat salesman turned up at the centre in the middle of the night to sell his products to the residents.

Kronen Zeitung says the migrants quickly flocked to the salesman, however the centre's management had other ideas. They told the merchant to go away, fearing the noise from the excited residents would disturb the neighbours.

Migrants reacted angrily to this, however, and started shouting and protesting. Some then marched to the town hall to continue their protest, with state broadcaster ORF reporting "tumultuous" scenes.

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