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.
#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
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