Clashes in Budapest

People gathered in the streets of Budapest last night (30 January) to demand the resignation of the liberal mayor of the capital’s 7th district, Péter Niedermüller. Reports emerged of clashes between protestors calling him racist and counter-protestors, who took to the streets to support the mayor.

In an interview with a local channel last week, the mayor said that if “we were to peel off” groups to be hated in the country – citing migrants, Roma, and others – what “would remain is this horrifying formation in the middle of these white, Christian, heterosexual, males”, as well as females. “This is the idea of a family,” said Niedermüller. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)

Also, Budapest will have a statue commemorating “women who have been raped in wars”. Read more here.

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