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Hungarian students demonstarting against government's education system | Zsolt Szigetváry /MTI

Protest for better education in Hungary

Jan 19, 2018

Thousands of elementary, secondary school and university students, parenst and other sympathizers protested outside Hungary's parliament on Friday to demand major education reforms, including more critical thinking and creativity.

Dairy farmers and cows on Budapest's Chain Bridge | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Dairy farmers, cows march in protest

Apr 4, 2016

Dozens of dairy farmers - and half a dozen cows - marched on the streets of the Hungarian capital this Monday in a protest for more subsidies - by the European Union and the Hungarian state - as well as for better market opportunities.

Teachers in checkered shirt in Budapest's Derkovits elementary school | source: facebook

Checkered shirt protest in Hungary

Feb 19, 2016

Teachers and pupils were wearing checkered shirts in schools all around Hungary, protesting against a recent slur at teachers by a former Hungarian government offical. In solidarity, well-known Hungarian personalities joined the protest.

Teacher demonstration in front of Hungarian Parliament | János Marjai / MTI

Teachers protest Hungarian education system

Feb 13, 2016

Despite the pouring rain, thousands of people filled Kossuth Square in front of the building of Hungarian Parliament this Saturday to join the teachers's demonstration against the the education policy conducted by the government of Viktor Orbán.

Union leader Piroska Galló speaking in Miskolc protest | János Vajda / MTI

Teacher demonstrations in Hungary

Feb 3, 2016

Teachers have demonstrated in several Hungarian cities against the over-centralized school system introduced a couple of years ago by the Orbán government. The main protest was held in Miskolc with support rallies in Budapest and other cities.

Healthcare workers demonstrate for fair wage in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Healthcare workers protest in Budapest

May 12, 2015

Thousands of healthcare workers demonstrated in Budapest late Tuesday afternoon to call the government's attention to their "humiliatingly low wages". As the website [origo] calculated, the net hourly wage for nurses is below the price of a Big Mac.

Demonstration by the Hungarian Trade Union Federation for more rights for workers in the City Park in Budapest | Tibor Illyés / MTI

May 1 demonstrations in Budapest's City Park

May 1, 2015

In Budapest, the traditional venue for the May 1 celebrations is the City Park. This time, opposition parties held their celebration of the International Labor Day there and several trade unions held demonstrations against the current government"s labor policy.

Student demonstration in Budapest against govenment plans | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Student demonstration in Budapest

Apr 22, 2015

Hundreds of students and teachers gathered at Budapest’s ELTE university to attend a forum entitled 'Let us decide what we want to study' organised in protest against the government's plans to eliminate several basic courses, MTI reported.

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Road blockades against new road toll

Jan 8, 2015

Civil groups and local Socialist Party activists organised a roadblock in protest of the new road toll regulations. The demonstrators blocked one lane on each side along a 1-km section on dual carriageway M86 near Szombathely, in western Hungary.

Anti-government demonstration in Budapest on October 23 | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

For freedom rights and against Internet tax

Oct 23, 2014

There have been several demonstrations in Hungary on the October 23 national holiday. The largest took place in downtown Budapest where speakers called for more civil rights and criticized the government's plan to introduce the world's first Internet tax.

Student protest against the government in front of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest | László Beliczay / MTI

Student demonstrations in Budapest

Dec 19, 2012

Secondary school students gathered in front of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on Wednesday to protest against government plans to change Hungary's higher educationby cutting funding for higher education.

Marching students in Budapest in protest of tuition fees | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Students protest against tuition fees in Hungary

Dec 11, 2012

Over a thousand Hungarian students took to the streets on Monday evening in Budapest in protest of the government's plan to cut subsidies to finance college tuition briefly blocking a bridge over the Danube in freezing weather.

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