Police in Hungary detain former premier Gyurcsany

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Posted: Dec 23, 2011 7:37 AM
Police in Hungary detain former premier Gyurcsany

Police have detained former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany and several other opposition politicians who were protesting against the government outside Parliament.

Gyurcsany, two lawmakers from his Democratic Coalition and about a dozen lawmakers from Politics Can Be Different were taken away in police vehicles when security officials broke up an anti-government protest on Friday in which politicians chained themselves to pillars at the legislature's car entrances.

Inside Parliament, meanwhile, government lawmakers were in the process of approving several contentious laws, including a new central bank law that has drawn criticism from the European Union.