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Párbeszéd to Protest ‘Fidesz Hate-mongering against Roma’

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.17.

A lawmaker of the opposition Párbeszéd party said on Monday the party would act against “Fidesz and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s hate-mongering campaign against Roma”.

Bence Tordai told a news conference that Párbeszéd will take part in a demonstration in Budapest on Sunday against “Orbán’s policies” that he said victimised the Roma minority and harmed Hungarian society as a result.

Párbeszéd resists “the hate-inciting propaganda” and Fidesz’s “fear-based campaign” against Roma children in Gyöngyöspata and against the Hungarian Roma in general, he said.

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Párbeszéd has also invited officials of Gyöngyöspata’s Roma minority council to attend parliament’s session on Monday, Tordai said.

Géza Csemer, the head of the northern Hungarian village’s Roma minority council where the segregation of Roma children took place, said Sunday’s demonstration was being called because “the Hungarian state does not acknowledge justice for a Roma person, even when a court of law has already ruled in their favour.”

In the featured photo: Párbeszéd MP Bence Tordai (standing). Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI