Hungarian far-right party organises COVID-19 protest on national day

László Toroczkai, the president of the party, gave a speech and presented six-point demands, which included not shutting down the economy and not having a compulsory vaccination certificate to the hundreds of protesters present. Dóra Dúró, the party’s MP, added that the demands would be submitted to the prime minister’s office. [EPA-EFE/Balazs Mohai]

Despite police warnings on illegal gatherings, the far-right Our Homeland Movement party organised a demonstration against coronavirus measures on Monday, which marked the Hungarian national day commemorating the 1848 revolution, Telex reported.

László Toroczkai, the president of the party, gave a speech and presented six-point demands, which included not shutting down the economy and not having a compulsory vaccination certificate to the hundreds of protesters present. Dóra Dúró, the party’s MP, added that the demands would be submitted to the prime minister’s office.

Telex reported that there were policemen overseeing proceedings on the square, asking participants to show ID and leave the gathering.

The COVID-skeptical movement of pharmacist György Gődény also organised a protest against the closures, at the square in front of the parliament. According to Telex’s correspondent, there were a few dozen in Kossuth Square around 11 pm, with a 100-strong crowd by the end. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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