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12 Dec 2018 | 06:03 PM UTC

Hungary: Political protest breaks out in Budapest December 12

Hungary News Alert

Protesters gather outside Fidesz party headquarters in Budapest on the evening of December 12; security forces deploy to the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/12/2018, 6:00 PM until 12/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Budapest). COUNTRY/REGION Budapest

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Event

Thousands of protesters have reportedly gathered outside the Fidesz party headquarters in Budapest on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, December 12. As of 18:50, a heavy police presence has been deployed to Lendvay Street to contain the demonstrators. The spontaneous protest started at Kossuth Square before moving to the Fidesz headquarters. According to local media reports, some demonstrators have attempted to break through the police line but have been pushed back. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Budapest are advised to avoid the area of the protest, monitor the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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