There’s a pretty serious protest going on right now in front of the old MTV Headquarters building(Magyar Television… Magyar meaning “Hungarian”). There’s tons of people shouting like it was a foot-ball match (that’s actually what I thought was going on when I was walking back to my flat [across the street from the Protest]) and they’re all cheering “LIAR” in Hungarian.
There’s people rushing the entrance to the building, throwing things at the SWAT members who were holding the doors. There’s fire-hoses and tear-gas going off all over the worst parts. By the time I left, the crowd had pushed the SWAT members back inside the building and they were smashing windows and throwing whatever they could get their hands on. Pretty intense!
There was even a Skin-head trying to smash the plaque on the Soviet Army Memorial as I was walking away. Tried to get a photo but it’s wicked low-light right now.
I guess what has happened is that about 4 months ago the Hungarian President was having a discussion in private and he said some things that weren’t so nice about the public, and also mentioned that he “needed to continue lying to them some more”. Well, this discussion got leaked recently and everyone is pretty upset.
This is the gist of what I got from a young Hungarian man as he mustered his way as best as he could through broken English.
When the official news is in perhaps someone could post a link.
My name’s not Charles, and that’s the News as it happens.
Here’s a side-view of the Soviet Army Memorial back on August 27th.
Directly behind it you can see the US Embassy, and follow the side of it down the street and you can see my building. The riots were happening in this park, and directly across from the US Embassy (behind the photographer) is where the MTV Building is.
Here you can see what has happened to the Monument. You can see what that Neo-Nazi group did to the plaque on the base of the statue (now missing). That is the MTV building in the distance. You can see the entrance where the majority of the mess was happening, and a bit to the right of that you can see where a burning car charred the building.