Budapest (MTI) – Several hundred people gathered in front of Parliament on Friday for a demonstration organised by the green opposition LMP party to express solidarity with Mária Sándor, the nurse who started a movement to call attention to grim conditions in Hungary’s health care.
“Sándor’s movement is proof that Hungarian society has reserves; people who cannot be silenced,” Bernadett Szél, LMP’s co-leader, told the protesters. The black robes Sandor wears could mark the beginning of a cleansing process, Szel said, and suggested that parliament should be “cleansed” of deputies who are there “just to do their own business”.
Sándor thanked participants for their solidarity, and said that education and health were “more than party politics” and warned that “by and by we will have no doctors and nurses to take care of the patients”.
The crowd, mostly wearing black shirts, chanted “Go on, Mária” and “we support you”.