Thousands of Hungarians have Sunday in the ice-cold capital city Budapest demonstrated against a new labour code and, in their eyes, increasingly authoritarian regeerstijl of prime minister Viktor Orban.
The demonstration was entitled ‘Happy christmas, mr. premier. The protesters, mainly supporters of left-wing parties and students, shouted more slogans for the preservation of the independent jurisdiction and waved with European flags.
In the new labour code allowed employers to their employees ‘ four hundred hours of overtime per year requirements. Critics call the law a “slavenwet”. The government has also passed a law to the new administrative courts to establish a right to speak about sensitive issues such as the election law, protests and corruption. The demonstrators show that courts primarily as places where decisions are made in favor of the government be taken.
Orban has often clashed with Brussels because he has a system built to his critics as autocratic consider. With that system he has control over the courts and the media reinforced.
Police put before the pepper spray in
Earlier this week, there have already been demonstrations against Orban and the new law. Protesters gathered at the heavily guarded parliament building and shouted “traitors” and “Orbán, go to hell”. Some demonstrators threw objects at police, who then pepper sprayed.
Also blocking the unions last week for two days, roads in the whole country. The unions announced after Christmas to go on strike.
Protests in Budapest after their adoption of Hungarian ‘slavenwet’
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