Budapest, March 15 (MTI) – A group of demonstrators gathered at Budapest’s Kálvin Square near the National Museum on Tuesday to protest against the government during Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s speech to mark the anniversary of Hungary’s anti-Habsburg revolution of 1848/49.
Demonstrators taking part in the event organised by the Civil Society for a Democratic Hungary turned their backs to the garden of the National Museum while the prime minister was speaking. Zoltán Buki, head of the Civil Society for a Democratic Hungary, said he had chosen this form of protest because “Orbán turned his back on the Hungarian people long ago.” Many in the crowd were yelling, whistling or blowing horns, despite having been asked by Buki to protest in silence.
The demonstrators were handed red cards which they were asked to hold up when the prime minister finished speaking to show Orbán, “a soccer fan”, that the people have had enough of him, Buki said.
The demonstrators were cordoned off from the state event by police.