Tag Archives: Budapest

The Police Idly Stands By: Neo-Nazi Violence in Hungary, August 2012

Stone-throwing, harassment, incitement to violence and the beating of an anti-fascist activist. None of these are spectacular acts of violence. All of them did take place in Hungary: all of them were committed by members of Hungary’s ultra-rightist movement in … Continue reading

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Hungarian News Digest – Oct. 28 2011

The spirit of protest seems to be a dominant theme in Hungarian politics recently: the opposition demonstration held on Oct. 23, which drew 100,000 participants according to organizers, was only its most direct manifestation. In this week’s Hungarian News Digest, more … Continue reading

Posted in English-language Hungarian news, Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian government, Hungarian News Digest, Hungarian parliament, Hungary, László Kövér, New Theater (Új Színház), public works, Viktor Orbán | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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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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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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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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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