Whis­tles dis­turb Hun­gary com­mem­o­ra­tions of 1956 rev­o­lu­tion

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Op­po­nents of Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Or­ban used ref­eree whis­tles to dis­turb the govern­ment’s com­mem­o­ra­tions of Hun­gary’s 1956 rev­o­lu­tion.

Op­po­si­tion politi­cians say Or­ban’s poli­cies, like his deal for Rus­sia to build new re­ac­tors at Hun­gary’s only nu­clear power plant, go against the spirit of the brief, but bloody anti-Soviet up­ris­ing.

The Egyutt (To­gether) op­po­si­tion party dis­trib­uted whis­tles for its sup­port­ers to sound at the memo­rial event out­side the Hun­gar­ian Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day along with sym­bolic red cards.

Peter Juhasz, the party’s vice pres­i­dent, says “Or­ban’s poli­cies are ex­actly the kind which Hun­gar­i­ans re­belled against in 1956.”

Or­ban’s crit­ics ac­cuse him of weak­en­ing Hun­gary’s sys­tem of demo­cratic checks and bal­ances.

Pol­ish Pres­i­dent An­drzej Duda also is sched­uled to speak at the com­mem­o­ra­tion.

Hun­gar­ian op­po­si­tion party Egyutt (To­gether) dis­trib­utes whis­tles and sym­bolic red cards meant to dis­rupt Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Or­ban’s speech at com­mem­o­ra­tions of Hun­gary’s 1956 anti-Soviet rev­o­lu­tion in Bu­da­pest yes­ter­day

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