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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:42 AM

Hungarians march to protest PM Orban's anti-Roma campaign

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS FEBRUARY 23, 2020 / 8:54 AM / UPDATED 31 MINUTES AGO

Krisztina Than 3 MIN READ


BUDAPEST (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Hungarians, including Roma families and civil groups, marched to parliament on Sunday to protest against the government’s refusal to pay compensation to Roma children who had been unlawfully segregated in a school in eastern Hungary.

Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has come under fire from the European Union for his perceived erosion of the rule of law, suggested the state should disobey court orders to pay compensation to Roma children in the village of Gyongyospata and provide training instead.

Lower courts have ordered the state to pay damages in a lawsuit that has been dragging on for almost a decade. Hungary’s top court is due to make a final ruling soon.

With the economy slowing, and his anti-immigration campaign losing steam, analysts say Orban is seeking to mobilize his voters by targeting independent courts, the Roma minority, and the NGOs who help them.

“The meddling of the government in the Gyongyospata restitution issue is unlawful and violates the rule of law and the independence of the courts,” protest organizers said on Facebook.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-roma/hungarians-march-to-protest-pm-orbans-anti-roma-campaign-idUSKCN20H0GB?il=0



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After you reading this article sound like anyone "we" know...........................this country has a nationalist sitting on space force one jetting off to India as we read this article....................

Is Time to take to the streets............................November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

1. Hungry has a fascist leader almost as bad as ours. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:08 PM

2. They all have the same Facebook accounts.......................and are linked has "friends".........

with a thumbs up.............................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.......................

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Response to yaesu (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:17 PM

3. And their own version of Boomers.

My generation of Hungarians simply does not remember the horrors rained down on us the last time we toyed with fascism. We're too young, only recalling the post-war Soviet occupation, but not the cause of it.
It's heartening to see this pushback.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:44 PM

6. Reminds me of the joke about the portly Hungarian who declares: "I am from Budapest!"

"Hungary?"

"No, thank you. I had a goulash just a few minutes ago."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:24 PM

4. The Club is getting bigger. The Democracies Stolen By Fascists Club

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:39 PM

5. let's hope Orban can restrain himself

I'm pretty sure he won't be happy AT ALL with the protests.

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