The leftist opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has hung a banner with the slogan “Love is Love” on Parliament’s facade in protest against the meeting of the Turkish president and Hungary’s prime minister at the legislature on Monday.
DK chose this form of protest after authorities withheld permission to hold a demonstration at the site, the party’s spokesman told a press conference.
“Viktor Orbán has shown his Turkish role model that the people can be silenced within the EU, too,” Zsolt Gréczy said, referring to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said DK had chosen the banner to send the message “to the dictators” that they are both persona non grata in Europe. The two leaders have “the oppression of their own people” in common and both are dismantling democratic institutions, Gréczy said.