Thousands in Hungary use holiday to rally against government

March 15, 2015 7:03 PM

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Thousands in Hungary use holiday to rally against government

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarians rallied against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government on Sunday, venting anger over allegations of corruption and a secretive nuclear deal with Russia, Hungary's former communist overlord.

The rally by civil groups and some leftist parties coincided with an established national holiday and with a new Sunday trading ban that forced most shops to close, despite criticism from the retail sector and an Ipsos survey showing more than two-thirds of people asked were against it.

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