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Lead Organizer of “No Orbán Day” Protest Detained by Police

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm

 

As was posted about earlier this week, the Green Left-Wing Party staged a “No Orbán Day” protest outside Fidesz headquarters on February 1st decrying government actions, particularly the media law.

Between 150-250 people showed up, carrying signs that read “There is no tw0-thirds majority” and “We shall not give up freedom of speech.”  According to one of the speakers, philosopher Miklós Tamás Gáspár, one of the new provisions in the soon-to-be-completely-revised Constitution stipulates that rule of law may be “suspended in emergencies.”  (We are almost too afraid to think what that actually means.)

Alarmingly, Andrea Alföldi, the main organizer from the Left Wing Feminist Network, was been detained by police based on a citizen’s tip-off! Still, she did appear at the end of the protest “and announced that there would be further anti-government protests.”  Good.

Anti-Orbán Protest Held at Fidesz HQ; Organizer Detained by Police by Hungary Around the Clock on Politics.Hu, February 2, 2011

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