Demonstrations against the results of the April 8 general election were held on Sunday in the Hungarian cities of Pécs and Debrecen, and in Brussels.
In the southern Hungarian city of Pécs, at the demo organised by NGOs, speakers lambasted the election system, the “terrible state of the opposition parties” and the state of Hungarian health care and education. Speakers said “Hungary is turning more and more towards Ankara and Moscow”, and they called for unity and the “fight against lies” among opposition forces. The protestors waved the national colours, European Union flags and the red-white stripes of the House of Árpád.
In eastern Hungarian Debrecen, opposition parties organised a protest at the city’s main Kossuth square. Speakers of green LMP, opposition parties Momentum, Együtt, Jobbik and the satirical Two-tailed Dog Party (Kétfarkú Kutya Párt) demanded a new election, freedom of the press and a “real change of regime”. “We are the true majority,” they said, and pledged to “fight on” and pose a serious challenge to the “Orbán regime”. Demonstrators waved EU, national and House of Árpád flags.