Civil organizations vow to fight against the repressive bill.
Around 100 people gathered in the center of the southern Hungarian border town of Röszke yesterday to protest the government’s treatment of asylum-seekers. The demonstration was organized by the Facebook group Migrant Solidarity (MigSzol).
Budapest’s Szabadság (Freedom) square hosted a novel demonstration of sorts Saturday evening. Starting at 5:30 pm and lasting until 10 pm, the “We will not remain silent!” protest featured musical performances by a variety of musicians and DJs, as well as speeches by notable artists and activists. As many as 10,000 people mostly in their twenties […]
Images from Wednesday’s massive demonstrations for civil society and against the Fidesz government.
Crowds overwhelmed Heroes’ Square, and demonstrations continued late into the night.
300 writers, artists, and professionals penned an open letter to President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani regarding lex CEU. The open letter, which was published on poet/translator George Szirtes’ blog, is titled “The Closing of the CEU: the closing of Hungary“, and reads as follows: We are deeply concerned about the passing of the disgraceful law […]
The spontaneous protest was the fourth large demonstration in Budapest in two weeks, with another demonstration planned for Wednesday.
Passage of the law comes after tens of thousands have taken to the streets three times in one week, with further demonstrations planned.
An estimated 80,000 protesters took to the streets of Budapest Sunday to demonstrate against the government’s new higher education bill, which threatens to hinder the continued operation in Hungary of Central European University. The rally, one of the biggest since the anti-internet tax protests in 2014, began with a march from the Várkert Bazár in Buda, […]
Between 50,000 and 80,000 protestors demonstrated Sunday afternoon in Budapest against the illiberal policies of the Orbán government and the recent passage of a modification to the law on upper education clearly intended to force Budapest’s Central European University to close its doors.