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2nd January, 2019

Protest rallies resume this week

Several demonstrations against the labour law are planned in Budapest and other cities in the first week of the new year, ATV reports.

Dialogue local councillor Márta Naszály Váradi is organising a protest against the prime minister’s relocation to Buda Castle at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Further protests are scheduled in Szeged on January 3 and in Pécs, Szombathely and Gödöllő on January 4.

What is expected to be the first large-scale demonstration of the new year will be held on Heroes Square from 3 p.m. on January 5.

Sympathy rallies will be held in Cegléd, Debrecen, Hódmezővásárhely, Komló, Szolnok and Tapolca.

Buda Castle will be the location of a demonstration in Budapest on January 7, where a demonstration against Viktor Orbán’s relocation will begin at noon.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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