The police have opened a criminal assault case in connection with the man in a dinosaur costume who claims to have been assaulted at the Peace March. The police launched an ex-officio investigation on the basis of reports in the press.
Magyar Hang also reported that a man in a dinosaur costume with a Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party sticker marched among pro-government peace protesters on 15 March and was escorted out of the crowd by the police.
The person concerned later reported the incident on the Instagram page of the Two-Tailed Dog Party where he summarised the adventure by saying
“two scissor stabs, two punches to the chin (both left and right), a stomping on the tail, a shove,”
according to Magyar Hang.
Earlier, it was reported in the press that the police escorted the dino representing the Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party out of the Fidesz Peace March. The dino posted the following on Instagram:
“I went to the Fidesz Peace March in a dinosaur costume. Then, when I tried to get inside the crowd, halfway through I almost took a picture with a little girl, but the Peace crowd started to pull/push me out of the procession.
I was trying to convince them with some airy arguments like: ‘This is a peace march, MKKP used to count as a Fidesz party,’ but to no avail.
Just as I found myself a nice group of people who offered to look after me and my tail, I felt a firm tap on my right shoulder. Then, the kind colleagues led me out, police.hu, probably saving my life but the costume anyway.
Then, over the course of a 34-minute-and-50-second justification, I learned that, according to the law of assembly, you cannot participate in the procession with your face covered, BUT YOU CAN SEE MY FACE IN THE PICTURE?! Never mind, a good soldier follows orders and does not think. And a good policeman is like a soldier but without orders.
Aftermath: Two scissor stabs, two punches to the chin (right and left), stomping on a tail, some shoves, justification, a Hungarian flag, and a FIDESZ sign. It was an unforgettable experience.”
According to Magyar Hang, the Budapest Police Headquarters said on Thursday that the organisers of the event reported around noon that they were being disturbed by a costumed figure. Uniformed officers stopped the young man in the second district, on Árpád fejedelem Street.
He did not say at the time that he had been assaulted or stabbed.
When questioned by the police officers, he said that he did not wish to press charges against the participants who had forced him out of the march.
Source: 24.hu, Magyar Hang