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Hungary : thousands protest in Budapest against the slavery law and Orban

In the case of protests against the new labour code in Hungary have delivered protesters in the capital, Budapest, violent clashes with the police. Protesters pelted the security forces on Sunday night with smoke grenades, the police used tear gas. The demonstration call by the Opposition and trade unions, the media followed, according to reports, more than 15,000 people.

"Orban get lost", called many of the protesters with a view of the right-nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. It was already the fourth rally within a few days against a law that allows employers to require their employees up to 400 Overtime hours per year, and salary payments to delay.

The protesters condemned the new rules as the "slavery law". They were followed by a joint protest call by the opposition parties, the Greens over the socialists and Liberals to the extreme right-wing parties with a wide ideological spectrum represented. Also in a number of Hungarian provincial cities on Sunday, there was protests, such as in Szeged.

The law was adopted on Wednesday by the Parliament. It triggered the biggest wave of protest since the start of Orban's term in office in 2010. So far dozens of people were arrested and more than a dozen police officers injured.

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The protests are directed against a also on Wednesday the Parliament passed the law for the new "administrative courts". This should be supervised by justice Minister Laszlo Trocsanyi, a close ally of the head of government, Orban. But critics warn that excessive political influence on the judicial system. (AFP)

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