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Weeklies on student demonstrators

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Opposition-leaning columnists vituperate against the government, whom they accuse of ruining the system of public education while lavishing praise on the few hundred students who have staged demonstrations to express their dissatisfaction. A pro-government analyst finds it shameful for the opposition ‘to send students to the frontline’ to provoke the police. READ MORE

Weeklies on Castle Hill demonstrations

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Demonstrations in front of the Prime Minister’s office on Castle Hill in Buda have become the main topic of opposition politics over the past few weeks, but opinions diverge on their significance. READ MORE

Protesters clash with police in front of PM’s office

Friday, May 5th, 2023

After a group of young people were pepper-sprayed by police in front of the Prime Minister’s office on Wednesday night, news outlets disagree on the nature of the protest. READ MORE

Opinions diverge on the opposition’s role in anti-government demonstrations

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

A left-wing commentator suggests that the opposition parties should try to boost their popularity by supporting all kinds of anti-government demonstrations. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, lambasts the opposition for their lack of vision. A strong democracy, she adds, demands a responsible opposition. READ MORE

Police bans extreme rightwing paramilitary demonstration

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A liberal human rights activist welcomes the police’s decision not to allow a march by two extreme-right paramilitary groups in protest against what they call ‘Gypsy terror’. READ MORE

Anti-government demonstration #3

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

After Tuesday’s rally in front of the Parliament building, pro-government columnists believe that the spontaneous post-electoral opposition demonstrations are fading out, while a left-wing commentator still sees them as an alternative to parliamentary politics. READ MORE

Saturday demonstration #2

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Commentators agree that the tens of thousands of people who attended the second Saturday demonstration against the government are still far from having clear political objectives. Otherwise, they express diametrically opposed views on this new movement. READ MORE