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Protests in Hungary: United against Orban's labour law

In Hungary, the dissatisfaction about the planned work of the law doesn't wane. Hundreds protested against the policy of Orban's. The Opposition members resorted to drastic means.

tumult-like scenes were played in the afternoon in the national radio station MTVA: in the Meantime, around 15 politicians from all opposition parties, had entered the building and demanded that their political demands should be recited on the channel live. Including: withdrawal of the labour law, the reduction of police presence on the road, as well as the independence of the public media.

they didn't tend to leave the building until their government would be to broadcast critical Petition. It came to skirmishes with the security forces, tried to expel the MP from the Headquarters of the broadcaster.

to come of Eight years of government - eight years of dissatisfaction

Already yesterday evening it was in front of the building of the radio station, protests of several Thousand demonstrators. Together with politicians of the opposition parties, the Protest is now alone against the controversial labour code, which was adopted last week by the government group. "We Express our criticism of the past eight years, and we hope that we can get rid of this government by democratic means," said a protester.

according to opinion polls, the majority of the supporters of the government party Fidesz of Prime Minister Viktor Orban with the expansion of the overtime regulation from 250 to 400 hours per year, dissatisfied.

Since the adoption of the labour code, the trade unions, the Opposition and the protesters alike as the "slave-law", it comes to rallies every night in Budapest and other cities in the country. In contrast to previous protests, all opposition parties have joined in this Time, from the socialists to the radical right-wing Jobbik party, the demonstrations. And it is especially the politicians, to formulate the rallies in the receivables.

the power of government to foreign influence for protests to be responsible

"We have enough. My, you have the right to do everything, and we said, only the right to shut up and work 'til you drop", the party's Deputy Bernadette Szel. Unions have lost in Hungary in the past years, announced resistance.

at any price they wanted to allow it, that with the beginning of the year, the new labour code will come into force, the trade Union chief of the chemical workers. "We will strike with the teachers, metal workers, with anyone who is forced to work Overtime or to replace other, without being paid for it."

spokesman for the government party, Fidesz, to make the influence of the US billionaire George Soros to the protests responsible. It was foreign-directed provocations.

protests in Hungary: A summary of the day
Clemens Verenkotte, ARD Wien
17.12.2018 18:56 PM

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