Hungary: Demonstrations in Budapest

Politics ♦ Published: March 9, 2013; 20:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

Protests against the planned constitutional amendmends took place on Saturday, March 9. US and EU express their concern about the political developments.

Hungary: Demonstrations in Budapest / Picture: ©

On Monday, the amendmend, running fifteen pages in length, is going to be passed in parliament. To the public the amendmends formulated by the government of Viktor Orban mean a cut in democracy and the state of law. The government, however, negates any problems and emphasizes its position as defender of democracy.

Today, thousands of protesters gathered in Budapest. At first it…