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.