Europe,  Human Rights

March for human rights in Budapest

Residents of Budapest who fear for human right are organizing a rally for Saturday on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who symbolises these rights. They want to deliver their protest message to the local and national public in respect to human and civil rights.

They are demonstrating against the policies of the Orban government, including:

–The sanction that enables children to be sent to prison

–Unreasonable, arbitrary detention for months or years, without any judgment

–The media law that is threatening the freedom of media and speech and centralized (single-party) management

–The ban of homeless people from the cities

–The arbitrary and one party modification of the constitution

–Discrimination against gypsies, xenophobia, and turning a blind eye to the growth of racism, neo-fascist parties and paramilitary organizations.

The demonstration is sponsored by Nagy Imre Társaság.

Date: 18. September 2010. Saturday: between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Locations and planned programes:
Besides the Papp László Sport Arena, at the junction of the Hungária körút és a Kerepesi út, at the No 2 (red) Metro’s Hungária körút entrance at the pavement (bazaar lines)

8.30 – 12.00. – Speeches, music

12.00 – March to the building of the General Prosecutor’s Office. The route is: Kerepesi road Rákóczi út, tér Blaha Louise, Teresa Boulevard, V. dist. Marko utca 16.

(Hat tip: Karl Pfeifer)