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Coronavirus: Opposition District Councilor Dies Aged 28

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.03.

Lajos Balogh, a councilor of Budapest’s 8th district, has died at the age of 28 of the coronavirus, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Facebook on Monday.

Karácsony called Balogh “an activist, a musician, an educated man” who “fought with all his strength … against all forms of discrimination, exclusion and hate-mongering, and for the coexistence of Gypsy and non-Gypsy Hungarians.”

Balogh left an “enormous and weighty legacy … it is our responsibility to pass it on,” Karácsony said.

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Balogh was a representative of the Momentum-Democratic Coalition-MSZP-Párbeszéd-LMP-Szolidaritás coalition in the district.

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