A protest is now sweeping across Budapest, for the second time after Premier Viktor Orban, head of the ruling right-wing party, entered his third term.
Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in Budapest on Saturday protesting against state control over the media. They say the censorship helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban secure a landslide victory in the national election earlier in April.
“Our main goal is to dismantle Fidesz control over the public media… but opposition parties also have a task as they are also responsible for this situation we are in,” protesters stated on Facebook.
Protesters approached the parliament building, waving the national and European Union flags.
It is the second time the Hungarian capital saw a mass protest against the ruling Fidesz party since the April 8 election. Demonstrators urged the remaining opposition parties to join efforts to counter the rightwing nationalist Fidesz party, which now dominates the parliament.
Orban entered a third consecutive term in early April after his strong anti-immigration campaign. The government said it is working on legislation to curb the illegal flow of immigrants.
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