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18 Dec 2018 | 10:39 AM UTC

Hungary: Further protests expected over controversial reforms /update 6

Hungary News Alert

Further protests are expected throughout Hungary over controversial reforms; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/18/2018, 6:00 PM until 1/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Budapest). COUNTRY/REGION Budapest

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Event

Further protests are expected to take place in the capital Budapest and other urban centers in the coming days, amid tensions over controversial reforms. A demonstration is set to be held in Eger on Friday, December 21. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of any demonstration. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Protests erupted in Hungary on December 12, to denounce a controversial labor law and judicial reform. Clashes occurred between protesters and security forces on December 12, 13, and 14, with police members using tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Advice

Individuals in Hungary are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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