A protest to express solidarity with the Central European University, organised by the Momentum Movement, was held with over 1,000 participants in central Budapest on Friday.
As we wrote before, the Central European University (CEU) has said that unless the university can emerge from its current legal limbo in Hungary by December 1, the new student intake for its American accredited masters and doctoral programmes will study at the CEU’s new campus in Vienna. Read more HERE.
Independent lawmaker Bernadett Szél told the event that the government “is afraid of knowledge” and has a problem with the CEU because the university teaches people to think independently instead of “regurgitating ready-made answers”.
Those in power have named the “Soros network” as an enemy, yet such a network does not even exist,
Momentum Movement leader Andras Fekete-Győr told the crowd that
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán uses “the language of brute force” and “will run over everyone who stay silent”.
Fekete-Győr asked leaders in higher education, health care and public education to join forces, and promised that Momentum would support them.