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21 Aug 2020 | 08:56 AM UTC

Hungary: Rallies planned in Budapest August 22

Hungary News Alert

Far-right rally and counter-protest planned in Budapest on August 22; avoid all gatherings and demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Budapest). COUNTRY/REGION Budapest


A far-right demonstration against LGBTQ+ rights has been planned in Budapest on Saturday, August 22. Participants are reportedly expected to gather at 14:00 (local time) at Heroes' Square in the capital. A counter-protest supporting LGBTQ+ rights is expected at the same time.

A heightened security presence and localized disruption in the vicinity of the rallies should be anticipated. Clashes between the rival rallies cannot be ruled out.


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


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