Demonstrators were heard chanting "free country, free education," even though the march was supposedly held for teachers' pay increase. Continue reading
Ferenc Gelencsér, a Momentum politician, in his immediate question to the Prime Minister, asked about the events at the Carmelite monastery on May 3, and whether the Prime Minister condemned the events.
In parliament, one can be a member if one takes an oath, and the oath clearly states: we will obey and enforce the law, but you are doing the opposite. You are constantly inciting people to disobey the law,”
In Budapest, after a demonstration permitted by local authorities on May 3, 2023, a group of participants moved unannounced to the Carmelite Monastery, where the Prime Minister’s office is located. Later on in the evening, police informed participants that they were attending an unlawful, unannounced demonstration and asked them to step back from the police cordon.
According to Telex, the demonstrators first started pushing police back, and then a scuffle broke out. “You are hurting children,” “shame on you,” students chanted. The police told demonstrators to stop advancing and to step back because their behavior was unlawful, and soon afterwards fired tear gas on the students. One demonstrating student jumped over a cordon blocking a nearby construction site and several others broke through part of the temporary fence. Police officers blocked the protesters’ way, and another, more serious scuffle broke out, with students removing several cordons and throwing them to the ground as police officers tried to fight them off.
The prime minister stressed that it is possible to protest in Hungary, but it is not allowed to enter construction sites, vandalize public buildings, or throw things at police officers. In his reply, Orbán repeated his call on parents, students, teachers, and left-wing MPs to respect the law and to express their opinions within the legal framework.
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