"The Day of the People's Wrath": In the center of Budapest, more than 10 thousand people protested against the corruption of the authorities. PHOTO REPORT + VIDEO
Tonight, November 17, in Budapest, more than ten thousand Hungarians came to the parliament building, protesting against corruption.
The organizers and participants note that they are protesting against state corruption, tax increases and the current foreign policy of Hungary (openly anti-European and pro-Kremlin), and demand freedom, transparency, responsible leadership and affection for real European values.
People cordoned off the parliament building after Prime Minister Viktor Orban refused to fire the head of the Tax, Ildiko Vidu, who was recently banned from entering the United States because of corruption charges.
Exactly a week ago, the protesters had already gathered with a similar demand, and also asked for EU intervention. Currently, at the entrance to the parliament building there is a crush between activists and police officers.
According to local media, the head of the Hungarian tax service is listed in the US blacklist, along with six more Hungarian officials who are banned from entering the country due to corruption charges. Ildiko Vida denies all charges against her.