Over 80 people held a protest in Röszke
Budapest, April 15 (MTI) – More than eighty people held a protest in Röszke, on Hungary’s southern border, on Saturday afternoon. Referring to US financier George Soros, György Bakondi, the prime minister’s domestic security advisor, told MTI that the demonstrators were people from the “Soros-funded organisation”.
Bakondi said about 85 people, including Serbians, Italians, Germans, Spaniards, gathered in the main square of Röszke, many of them having been bused in.
“Around 70 percent of the protesters are foreigners,” he said.
The Hungarian participants included Péter Juhász, leader of the opposition Együtt party, Marton Gulyás, the activist sentenced to 300 hours of community work earlier this week for throwing paint at the presidential palace, and theatre director Arpad Schilling.
Bakondi said the demonstrators distributed leaflets with slogans such as “No need for the border”, “No need for prison”.
The aim of the demonstration is dismantle the border, eliminate the defences and allow everyone into the territory of the European Union without restriction,” Bakondi said, adding that demonstrators planned to walk to the border and the transit zone.
Bakondi said police would maintain the protection of the border under all circumstances.