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Some 300 people on Monday held a demonstration in central Budapest with the demand that restaurants, bars, and hotels be allowed to reopen.

Restauranteurs, waiters, cooks, and hoteliers from around the country gathered in Heroes’ Square to draw attention to their lack of income for the past year, saying their reserves had ran out. “We want no Covid-communism”, “Open up!” and “I want to work”, they chanted.

Restrictions Protest at Heroes' Square Foreshadows Further Defiance
Restrictions Protest at Heroes' Square Foreshadows Further Defiance

Hundreds of people gathered at Budapest’s Heroes’ Square on Sunday to protest coronavirus restrictions affecting small businesses. Police quickly responded. Protesters gathered at Heroes’ Square Sunday at noon to call for the easing of coronavirus restrictions, which have been extended until March. The current restrictions severely hamper the ability of catering businesses to survive. Since […]Continue reading

Some staged a sit-down protest against the strong police presence in the square, while the organisers said that the protests would continue in front of Parliament.

Featured photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI