The leader of the far-right Mi Hazánk party, László Toroczkai, has voluntarily given up his immunity as a European Parliament (EP) election campaign candidate after police in Törökszentmiklós, in central Hungary, charged him for abusing the right to assembly.
At a press conference in Budapest, Toroczkai slammed the authorities for launching proceedings against him for, as he phrased it, helping to “put a Gypsy criminal behind bars”.
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He insisted that it was likely the ground for the procedure was his public announcement of a demonstration march in Törökszentmiklós before the 48-hour police review of the requested action was over. This oversight was due to the fact that the rules have changed since the last amendment of the law on assembly was enacted, he added.
Toroczkai said his party will organise a “static demonstration” on Tuesday in Törökszentmiklós, which the authorities are allowing.
In the featured photo: László Toroczkai. Photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI