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War in Ukraine: Demonstrations in the Hungarian Capital

Apr 30, 2022

Early afternoon on Saturday, pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian solidarity demonstrations were organized roughly at the same time in the center of Budapest, not too far from each other. Organized by the Hungarian Ukrainian Cultural Association and the Unity Ukrainian Association, more than a thousand people arrived at Deák Square at 1 pm to protest against the […]

The ‘March of the Living’ in Budapest

Apr 24, 2022

The ‘March of the Living’ in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is also held in Budapest every year. This year's parade in the Hungarian capital took place on Sunday afternoon. Following two years of hiatus due to the new corovirus pandemic, thousands of people marched in the city on Holocaust memorial day to […]

Solidarity Demonstration in Budapest for a Free Ukraine

Apr 2, 2022

Entitled 'Let it be over!', a civil solidarity demonstration was held in Budapest on Saturday for a free and independent Ukraine and against the "swing policy" of the Hungarian government. The demonstration, organized by the NGO 'One Million for a Free Ukraine', was held at the Pest end of the Elizabeth Bridge, on Szabad sajtó […]

Budapest for Peace

Mar 9, 2022

Greenpeace Hungary held a peace demonstration with the participation of thousands of people on Heroes' Square in Budapest on Wednesday evening. The crowd formed a huge luminous peace sign with torches in hand. The participants of the event protested against the invasion of Ukraine and expressed their sympathy for the innocent people suffering because of […]

Hungarian Reactions to the War in Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

"Russia attacked Ukraine this morning. Together with our European Union and NATO allies, we condemn Russia's actions", Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a statement published on a social media site. The united opposition held a demonstration at the Russian Embassy in Budapest against the Russian aggression. Hungary must stay out of this war, […]

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.

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