Fascism and a Hungarian town: paramilitaries, vigilante border patrols and the man who would be Jobbik’s new leader
As I drove into the town the first sign that greets me reads, “Migrants NOT welcome here.” Further down the street there’s another sign: no mosques, no Muslims and no LGBT+ people here. Welcome to the town of Ásotthalom in southern Hungary.
What the Hungarian election results mean – plus full coverage of the election from our antifascist liveblog
On the surface Tiszavasvári (pronounced Tee-sah-VAH-shvah-ree) looks like many small towns in eastern Hungary. A huge church and drab Soviet era town hall dominates its centre.
In the heart of Budapest, you will find Liberty Square. At the southern end of the square there is a crude stone and bronze monument – it commemorates the victims of the 1944 Nazi occupation of Hungary. But even the most cursory look at the monument should set alarm bells ringing.
Racist populist billionaire Andrej Babiš has won the parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic with a landslide, taking 29.65%, nearly three times the vote of his nearest rivals.
The Czech deputy prime minister Andrej Babiš has caused a storm of outrage after making appalling Holocaust denial remarks. He said: