The movement against Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán returned to the streets of Budapest on Saturday 5 January. Orbán is nervous. For the first time since his initial election victory in 2010 the trade unions are threatening a general strike and anti-government protests have broken out beyond the capital.
A march of thousands led by “Tommy Robinson” and UKIP leader Gerard Batten marked the first outing of a new project for the far right in Britain – bringing together a racist street movement and what was once a traditional electoral party, UKIP. The move marks a new direction for the far right in Britain – but it has antecedents elsewhere…
#01G is our slogan. You see it everywhere, on placards, graffitied on the streets and last night it was projected onto Sándor Palace. It literally means “Orbán is a wanker”. In a country where people are terrified of the authoritarian state, this is a big step… Roland Lakatos reports from Budapest
POLAND: fascists lead Europe’s largest far right demo – eywitness report and analysis, photos and video
Today’s Independence March in the Polish capital Warsaw – organised by fascist and ultranationalist groups – was big, nasty and emboldened.
UPDATED: 8.20pm with final election results
Last Saturday’s DFLA demo was a bad day for them and a good day for antifascists. We look here at the internal dynamics of the racist hooligans’ group and what Saturday’s events mean for the wider far right