Pro-Immigrant Ads Will Appear In Hungary In July

  • 17 Jun 2015 9:00 AM
Pro-Immigrant Ads Will Appear In Hungary In July
The Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (MKKP) and Vastagbõr blog will post their billboard opposing the government’s anti-immigrant ad campaign from July 1, the satirical political party announced yesterday. Its president Gergõ Kovács told website that the party will place its messages on 500 billboards across the country on July 1 and another 500 in the middle of the month.

The billboards will be leased from outdoor ad firm Publimont, owned by Lajos Simicska.

Organisers plan to post 20 different messages, some of which will encourage people to declare solidarity with refugees, while others will provide information about NGOs working with immigrants.

A billboard will also be pasted in Felcsút, the prime minister’s home. Others will appear in London and Berlin.

Organisers conducted an online poll to select which message should be on the Felcsút billboard.

The winning message is “If you are the prime minister of Hungary, you must obey our laws”, echoing the government’s message, “If you come to Hungary, you must obey our laws”.

Online contributors have donated more than Ft 31.5 million, more than ten times the initial target of Ft 3 million, in ten days.

The government has spent Ft 300 million on anti-immigration billboards, but bought less surface area, Népszabadság writes.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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