“This is the country that wants to restore the darkest part of history. This is the country that turns against Europe. This is the country that itself wants to be a colony of Russia. And finally, this is the country where you and I live, where we live, and we aren’t going anywhere!”
Fidesz policies have gained a lot of attention in Brussels ahead of Saturday’s EU summit.
Numerous participants in recent anti-government demonstrations have been the victims of intimidation and beatings, while the Fidesz government continues to label its detractors as enemies of the people.
Organizers view the police decision as a violation of their rights to assembly, and moved the demonstration 50 meters away.
“I will leave Fidesz. It is that simple.” – Máté Matolcsi
With so many referendum proposals from Fidesz opponents, the government seems more than willing to drag its feet on approving referendums.
Fidesz’s civil organization CÖF admitted to having received between HUF 20-40 million from the party’s foundation.
Head of the photo desk at news site Origo.hu János Ostyáni resigned from his position Tuesday after the pro-government online daily posted misleading photographs taken by an unknown photographer which then appeared in numerous other pro-government media outlets.
“Seeing our criticism as the expansion of ‘the Soros empire’ is a basically mistaken and malicious interpretation. What is more, it is a form of escapism in the face of facts and a sad reality.”
The activists say they were protesting increasing Russian influence on Hungary.