Category Archives: demonstrations

Bus Wars: Protest Tourism At Hungary’s National Holiday

UPDATE 2: For an excellent report of the day complete and many, many photos, see Adrei Stavila’s blog at this link. UPDATE to the story: Since publishing this story, a group of French intellectuals have placed a statement in Liberation, urging … Continue reading

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Pro-Government Rally in Hungary, Jan. 21, 2012

At the urging of pro-government journalists and media owners whose ideological committment is well summarized here, on January 21 a mass demonstration was held in support of Viktor Orbán and his government. “Never has a crowd so sizable demonstrated in … Continue reading

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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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LIVE BLOG: “Don’t Like the System? – Protest!” Demonstration; Budapest

They demonstrated in masses for the freedom of the press in March, and now they are back, with plenty more to protest against. This time, the Hungarian Facebook group One Million for the Freedom of Press in Hungary (EMS) expects … Continue reading

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Hungarian Government to Block Opposition Protest on October 23 With Protest of Its Own

The Hungarian government called for a demonstration in support of the government’s policies, which would practically prevent those critical of the government to gather as planned for their biggest anti-government rally of this year on October 23.

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D-Day: Demonstrations in Hungary

A long weekend of protests began in the Hungarian capital: trade unions and civic organizations are taking to the street with their many grievances against their government. This post is continually updated with the news coming out of Hungary – … Continue reading

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Trade Union Demonstrations in Budapest – D-Day

Close to 100 trade unions, civic and non-governmental organizations decided to unify their forces in organizing a series of events for the weekend “in defense of democracy, social security, and of human and employee’s rights.” The weekend of events goes … Continue reading

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