Far-Right Mi Hazánk Party Pre-Empts Budapest Pride Parade

  • 27 Apr 2022 8:33 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Far-Right Mi Hazánk Party Pre-Empts Budapest Pride Parade
Mi Hazánk and allied organisations appeared at police offices at 00.01 a.m. Saturday to register requests for gatherings on Andrássy út and other prominent locations on July 23, the scheduled date of the annual LGBTQ Budapest Pride parade.

Mi Hazánk vice-president Előd Novák claimed that Budapest Police acknowledged their priority and so participants of Pride must march at another time or location.

The general rule is that a rally can be announced three months before its planned date at the earliest.

The far-right party managed to reroute the parade from its planned route last year but failed in its efforts to prevent it in a dispute decided by the Kúria.

Budapest Pride said then that “the procedure of homophobic and transphobic far-right people is nothing but an abuse of the right of assembly. Their attempt was not to obtain space to express their opposition, but to prevent thousands of people from exercising their fundamental right to peaceful assembly.”

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