Protests held in Szolnok, Debrecen against labour code changes

Opposition parties and trade unions protested against the amendments to the labour code in Szolnok in central Hungary and Debrecen in eastern Hungary on Saturday.

Addressing the Szolnok demonstration attended by 300 people, Momentum board member Katalin Cseh described 2019 as a year of resistance.

Some 250 people gathering in front of the city hall of Debrecen promised to join the nationwide protests announced for January 19.

The Debrecen event was addressed by representatives of the opposition Socialists, Jobbik, LMP, Momentum parties and trade unions.

The speakers demanded that the “slave law” should be withdrawn and former Debrecen mayor Lajos Kósa should leave public life.

As we wrote yesterday, an anti-government demonstration started on Heroes’ Square in Budapest, with the participants moving through Andrássy Avenue towards the Parliament building. Opposition parties called for further protests, another change of regime and building a new republic, while trade unions announced nationwide demonstrations to be held on January 19 in protest against recent amendments to the labour code. Read more HERE, photos.

Also we wrote, opposition parties and civil groups staged demonstrations to protest against recent changes to the labour code in Pécs (S) and Szombathely (W) on Friday evening, read more HERE.