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.
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.
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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