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22nd June, 2018

LMP launches petition against air race

LMP has launched a petition drive to have the Red Bull Air Race banned from next year, as the stunt pilots prepare for the annual contest in Budapest this weekend.

Máté Kanász-Nagy, secretary of the party national executive, told reporters that the event causes chaos in Budapest, as downtown traffic is restricted, while the aircraft “have begun to make nerve-wracking noise over our heads”.

Szabolcs Turán, a member of the party executive, called the Ft 1.9 billion state subsidy granted to the race outrageous, saying it could be used instead to provide for nearly 4,000 homeless people.

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