Tens of thousands in Hungary protest govt policy

AP News
Posted: Oct 23, 2011 3:46 PM
Tens of thousands in Hungary protest govt policy

Tens of thousands of protesters have attended a rally expressing their opposition to the policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Speakers from several civic groups, united by the "I don't like the regime" motto, condemned a wide range of government measures, from restrictive media polices to changes in the tax system hurting the poor.

Balazs Denes, head of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, said the weak opposition parties in parliament, up against Orban's two-thirds majority, were also responsible for the problems affecting Hungarian democracy.

A spokesman said Hungary's "alternative president" will be elected at the next rally on March 15.

Sunday's demonstration was held on the 55th anniversary of Hungary's 1956 revolution against Soviet rule.



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