10,000 Hungarians Protest Against Corruption, Orban Government

November 17, 2014 9:56 PM

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10,000 Hungarians Protest Against Corruption, Orban Government

More than 10,000 Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest Monday to demand more accountability for Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government and the ousting of Ildiko Vida, a tax authority head embroiled in a corruption scandal that landed her a U.S. travel ban. The protest was named Public Outrage Day and is the fourth such rally in Budapest this month.

The mood in the air was tense as a crowd of a few thousand refused to leave a square near the Parliament building after the protest was declared officially over. Some in the crowd reportedly took down metal barriers and began pushing against riot police keeping them from the Parliament building, but...

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