Juhász’s whistle show may go on as court rules against police

March 15, 2017

A court has ruled that Együtt chairman Péter Juhász’s right to organize whistle distribution points during Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s national holiday speech on March 15 was unlawfully violated by police.

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union intervened to challenge the decision by Budapest police to forbid the opposition politician from distributing whistles to demonstrators who aimed to disrupt Orbán.

According to the HCLU, both presiding judges ruled that Hungary’s law on assembly does not allow police to curtail Juhász’s demonstration, arguing it was an example of “violating the right to conduct a worthy remembrance.”