Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tens of Thousands Protest New Constitution in Hungary

Tens of thousands in Budapest have protested against Hungary's new constitution, which they believe will weaken democratic institutions.

The protest took place near the State Opera House Monday as the center-right Fidesz government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban celebrated the new "Basic Law" with a gala. The protesters chanted anti-Orban slogans as government dignitaries arrived at the gala. But Mr. Orban says the new constitution completes the country's transition from communism to democracy.

Tens of thousands in Budapest have protested against Hungary's new constitution, which they believe will weaken democratic institutions.

The protest took place near the State Opera House Monday as the center-right Fidesz government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban celebrated the new "Basic Law" with a gala. The protesters chanted anti-Orban slogans as government dignitaries arrived at the gala. But Mr. Orban says the new constitution completes the country's transition from communism to democracy. Read More