Budapest (MTI) – A demonstration was held in front of parliament on Saturday evening against any plans to curtail the freedom of assembly in Hungary.

Speakers addressing a few hundred participants said the main objective of the protest was to remove Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government from power. Speakers also underlined that Hungary should not be driven out of the European Union.

The demonstration was organised on social community sites and the organisers outlined a “roadmap” for toppling the Orban government. Its next step is a rally to be held on the March 15 national holiday where hundreds of thousands are expected to attend, Gabor Szabo, one of the activists, said.

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Fidesz party senior official Gergely Gulyas said earlier that the law on public assembly should be changed in a way that restrictions are put on the location and length of demonstrations. State secretary at the cabinet office Laszlo L Simon later said there were no such plans in government.

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