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02 Jun 2019 | 07:31 PM UTC

Hungary: Thousands protest planned academic reforms in Budapest June 2

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Thousands protest government plans to reform Hungarian Academy of Sciences June 2; similar demonstrations possible over the coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Budapest). COUNTRY/REGION Budapest


Thousands of people in Budapest protested plans by the Hungarian government to reform the Hungarian Academy of the Sciences on Sunday, June 2. Critics claim the plans of the administration of Prime Minister Victor Orbán seek to limit academic freedom in the country. Similar demonstrations are possible in Budapest over the coming days and weeks.


Individuals in Budapest are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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