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Thousands carry protests against Orban in the new year

In Budapest have demonstrated on Saturday in the 10'000 people against the Hungarian government of the right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. After a March through the city centre, they went in cold, wet weather in front of the Budapest Parliament.

The Protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations in front of the turn of the Year in which the withdrawal of a new overtime law. The crowd chanted, for example, "We will not be slaves" and "Dirty Fidesz (party)". With the votes of the government party Fidesz, the Parliament had approved in the middle of the previous month, a new law that allows the employer to require their employees up to 400 hours of Overtime in a year.

The resulting protests are supported by the left as right-wing opposition parties, trade unions and civil society organizations. "Today, the new Opposition was born against this man," announced one of the speakers on Saturday in reference to Orban, in which all the Power in the country to be running together.

The eternal "Soros-production"

The rallies are directed against other abuses under the Orban government, including as a one-sided and government-friendly criticized reporting of the public broadcaster, the restriction of the freedom of Science and the corruption around senior government officials and their families.

The ruling party is trying, however, see the protests as a staging of the liberal U.S. billionaire George Soros to dismiss. In front of the in may of this year, ahead of the European elections, Soros, mobilizing everywhere of those forces, the migration of critical governments, such as the Hungarian attacks, said a Fidesz spokesman on Saturday. (nlu/sda)

Created: 05.01.2019, 18:26 PM

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