LMP Slams Budapest Council & Gov't Over “Noisy” Red Bull Air Race

  • 13 Jun 2018 9:12 AM
  • Hungary Matters
LMP Slams Budapest Council & Gov't Over “Noisy” Red Bull Air Race
The green LMP opposition party has accused Budapest city council and the government of supporting the “noisy” Red Bull Air Race - a spectacle of aerobatics held over the River Danube next to the national Parliament - because they put the interests of multinationals over those of residents.

Pilots of the single-seater aircraft perform stunts such as flying under the city’s emblematic Chain Bridge during the race.

LMP local councillor József Gál insisted that the race produces noise levels above what is legally acceptable and breaks the city’s environmental protection regulations.

The event, which the council subsidised in 2016 to the tune of 6 million euros, should be held at an airport, LMP board member Szabolcs Turcsán said.

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