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Riots In Budapest, Hungary

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posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 10:25 PM
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They are rioting in Budapest right now. Thousands of demonstrators are in the streets demanding the Prime minister's resignation. Hundreds stormed a TV studio demanding to be allowed to transmit something live. The TV studio is now on fire. The PM has refused to resign...


Photo: Reuters/Laszlo Balogh


BBC: Budapest hit by wave of violence

19 September 2006



Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany.

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These are the first clashes to take place between police and demonstrators in Hungary since the fall of communism and the establishment of democracy in the late 1980s. The BBC's Nick Thorpe, in central Budapest, says the trouble at the state television station began when a small group of protestors who had spent the day outside parliament tried to hand in a petition. A clash with riot police ensued and the square rapidly filled with mainly young people, some waving Hungarian flags.

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BBC: We lied to win, says Hungary PM

18 September 2006



Hungary's prime minister has admitted saying that his party lied to the public to win April's general election.

Ferenc Gyurcsany's admission came after Hungarian radio played a tape of a meeting he had with his Socialist MPs a few weeks after the election.

On it he says the party had lied to the public and his "boneheaded" government failed to introduce any real policies.

About 3,000 people gathered outside parliament on Sunday calling for him to resign but Mr Gyurcsany has refused.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


BBC - Country Profiles: Hungary



Hungary has a colourful and varied culture reflecting its mix of peoples - the majority Magyars, and Roma, German, Slovak, Croat, Serb and Romanian minorities.

It was admitted to Nato in 1999 and joined the EU in May 2004.

I wonder how this will turn out...

edit: I forgot to credit the photo.

[edit on 2006/9/18 by Hellmutt]




posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 10:30 PM
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Oh.. how sad.


The regime in control of Hungary is a scocialistic not so different from the old communist which destroyed there once great nation.. I hope the people get justice and the innocent are not hurt in this conflict. The west should also watch for civil abuse by military personel if the government calls them in.. it would not be the first time.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 05:25 AM
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I have heard that there some connections whit Soros Foundation!!But maybe it is only crap!!!
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But it is a good example how the nation can force the goverment to remember that they are not alone!!!!

(I know my english sucks!!)LOL

[edit on 19-9-2006 by swesais]



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 07:39 AM
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Imagine that! A government telling lies to the people, whatever next?

I'd actually be more shocked by reports of a government or leader that actually spoke the truth


I don't think it's got anything at all to do with the political leanings of this government. Left, Centre and Right are all the same. Same career politicians craving power and putting themselves above the rest of us



posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 11:45 PM
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I've heard at least 10,000 people are rioting in Budapest right now. Several of the protesters are waving nazi flags...



BBC: Third night of Hungarian protests

20 September 2006, 23:48 GMT 00:48 UK



Thousands of people have gathered outside the Hungarian parliament in Budapest for a third night to demand the resignation of the government. On previous nights the protests have led to violent clashes, which police say have been orchestrated by far-right groups and known football hooligans.

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Mr Gyurcsany told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday he would have "no patience" with rioters.

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posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 04:49 PM
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Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP




There are riots again in Budapest, Hungary. It's the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian anti-USSR uprising (1956). Thousands of demonstrators tried to reach the parliament where they were having a party to celebrate the anniversary. At this party were 19 European presidents, a couple of prime ministers, the King of Norway and the head of NATO. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and they also used water canons. The demonstrators were mainly far-right extremists.

The riots which started this thread lasted for more than a month and hundreds were injured.



BakuTODAY.net: Riots grip Budapest as divided Hungary remembers anti-Soviet uprising

23/10/2006



Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at far-right protestors on the streets of Budapest as a divided Hungary marked the 50th anniversary of its doomed anti-Soviet uprising. Water cannon were also used to disperse thousands of demonstrators across the city, initially to keep them from reaching the parliament where Hungarian and foreign dignitaries had held ceremonies to mark the 1956 uprising.

Most of those still battling police Monday evening were far-right extremists, many of whom were waving the red-and-white striped flag used by Hungary's pro-Nazi government during World War II. There were fears that the riots could bring a return of the chaos triggered by a leaked recording in mid-September in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said he lied to voters about the economy to win re-election in April. Those protests, which lasted more than one month, degenerated into riots, leaving hundreds injured.

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posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 06:25 PM
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Protesters stole a T-34 (Tee-therthy-foor) tank from World War II and drove it around the streets before they got arrested.



All aboard...


BBC: How to drive a tank

26 October 2006



A tank clattered across the cobbles of Budapest this week in a bizarre throwback to the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. Anti-government protesters hijacked a Soviet-era tank - removed from a museum display - and drove it around before being arrested. It made me wonder how easy these metal monsters are to drive.

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posted on Feb, 13 2007 @ 05:03 PM
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There's still problems in Budapest. An unidentified gunman opened fire on the police headquarters. No one was injured in the attack, but there was a lot of damage.


Hungarian Police Headquarters Fired on in Budapest (Update2)

Feb. 13 2006



An unidentified gunman fired 15 rounds at Hungary's police headquarters in Budapest early this morning, in what the government called an unprecedented example of escalating violence in the country.

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The government warned last week that extremist radical groups formed a network and are plotting against elected officials, with violence possible during national holiday celebrations March 15. While no direct link to today's shooting was established, Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said some connection was obvious.

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Anti-government demonstrations spilled into the worst violence in half a century last September and October as rioters clashed with police. Protesters routinely call officers ``AVH,'' an acronym for Hungary's 1950s secret police, which the government says may have contributed to today's actions.

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posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 04:38 AM
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Once again there are riots in Budapest. 100,000 rallied to demand that the prime minister resign.




BBC: Hungarian protests turn violent

15 March 2007



There have been violent clashes between police and far-right protesters on the streets of Budapest.

The trouble began when nationalist leader Gyorgy Budahazy, who has been wanted by the police since disturbances began last September, was detained.

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Boston Globe: 100,000 protest Hungary leader

By Reuters | March 16, 2007



A hundred thousand opposition supporters rallied yesterday during ceremonies to mark Hungary's national holiday to demand that the country's Socialist prime minister resign.

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"The mercenaries of fear are among us again. It is because of them that many people awaited the anniversary of our most peaceful revolution with fear," said Demszky, a prominent dissident under communism.

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Other Links:

BBC: In pictures: Hungary protests

CNN: Hungarian police, extremists clash

EuroNews: Hungarian unrest as anti-government feeling grows

Deutsche Welle: Police, protesters clash again in Hungary

Budapest Business Journal: Hungarian protests turn violent

[edit on 2007/3/16 by Hellmutt]



posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 04:52 AM
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I don't really understand all the dynamics going on here, but it seems that Europe is having riots in different places for different reasons on a quite regular basis recently.

What does this mean for the EU and general stability of the region?



posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 05:06 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77

it seems that Europe is having riots in different places for different reasons on a quite regular basis recently.

Yup...

Athens, Greece (March 8

Copenhagen and supporting rallies many other places in Europe (started March 1)


I'm puzzled by all of this too. I don't know what to expect next.



posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 11:52 PM
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Riots Again

There were riots in Budapest again yesterday. Protesters threw petrol bombs at the police and they set a water canon on fire...


Reuters AlertNet - Hungarian anti-government protesters, police clash


22 Oct 2007


Police used water cannons and fired tear gas at the protesters, witnesses said.

State MTV television showed pictures of riot police before its broadcast from the Opera where an official celebration of the 51st anniversary of the country's 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union was being held.

Demonstrators set a police water cannon on fire before being driven back. They turned over cars and built a barricade, and the index.hu Web site said protesters were also throwing petrol bombs at police.

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posted on Oct, 23 2007 @ 12:35 AM
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One year ago hundreds of protesters and police were injured in riots after Gyurcsany admitted in a leaked tape that he lied about the dismal state of the economy before winning elections in May 2006


wow, if one lie about the economy can spark protests like this, what if bush was the leader of Budapest?


despite the violence its good to see people outraged when elected leaders lie, and demanding they step down.



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