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07 Dec 2018 | 08:58 PM UTC

Hungary: Demonstration in Budapest December 8

Hungary News Alert

Labor unions to march in Budapest December 8; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Budapest). COUNTRY/REGION Budapest

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The Hungarian Trade Union Confederation and other labor unions will reportedly march in central Budapest on Saturday, December 8, to protest proposed changes to rules governing overtime work hours and minimum wage. Demonstrators are expected to gather at Jaszai Mari Square beginning at 10:00 (local time) before marching to Kossuth Lajos Square outside the Parliament building. The Budapest Transport Center announced several road closures, including St. Stephen Boulevard and Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Road. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstration.


Individuals in Budapest are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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