The Buda abutment of Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet híd) had been closed down due to demonstrations, while traffic was moving in the bus lane towards Pest, BKK wrote on its Facebook page on Monday morning.
The demonstration was organised by the Hatvannégy Vármegye Youth Movement under the name “Freedom for Budahazy!”. As a reminder, in March, the Budapest Metropolitan Court sentenced György Budaházy to 17 years in prison for terrorism and other crimes. Read details HERE: the “Hungarian betyár” sentenced to 17 years for terrorist activities
Twenty years ago, on the same day, Budaházy and his henchmen closed the Elisabeth Bridge, demanding a recount of the votes after the 2002 parliamentary elections.
The police said that the members of the group were arrested and that they would be prosecuted for violating the provisions of Act LV of 2018 on the Right of Assembly as well as for traffic offences. The action was ongoing, they added.
Protesters blocked all lanes of traffic with cars. Shortly afterwards, the police arrived on the scene along with two tow trucks and took the protesters’ cars away one by one.
The bridge is now clear and traffic is back to normal.