Category Archives: Budapest 8th district

28 Arrested in Sit-In Against Criminalization of Homelessness in Budapest, Hungary

28 protesters were arrested on November 11 after another attempt by activists to impede passage of a bill in the Hungarian parliament that would criminalize homelessness in Hungary. The bill currently under consideration would increase the fine for homelessness from … Continue reading

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Budapest Mayor’s Campaign Against the Homeless

After a failed referendum, the mayor of Budapest’s 8th district unleashed the force of the law on the homeless. Police units harass those who appear to live on the street, arresting them for violating municipal regulations. In a now-famous document, … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes in Hungary

In Hungary, if you are homeless, you have to pay.  As much as 50,000 Hungarian forint, which is the equivalent of 185 EUR or 267 USD. According to a municipal law dated April 27, 2011, anybody found to conduct a “lifestyle … Continue reading

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