Thousands Protest Against Changes to KATA in Hungary

  • 13 Jul 2022 10:31 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Thousands Protest Against Changes to KATA in Hungary
KATA demonstrators protesting against the planned changes blocked Margaret Bridge in Budapest yesterday. 

The protesters earlier gathered at Kossuth Square in front of Parliament and chanted: “Do not take away KATA”; “Don’t vote for it”; and “I am not a fraudster”, MTI’s correspondent said.

 Representatives of opposition parties, the Socialists, Momentum, LMP, Jobbik and Párbeszéd attended, and several MPs marched together with the protesters to Margaret Bridge. 

Police did not stop demonstrators from marching on the bridge or holding up traffic. 

Protesters also slowed down traffic on Erzsébet Bridge on Tuesday early afternoon. 

Budapest police said that the protesters had occupied one lane in each direction on the bridge. 

Meanwhile, at Jászai Mari Square at the bridgehead of Margaret Bridge, police told the protesters over loudspeakers that they were violating regulations by occupying the road and tram tracks. 

They were instructed to move to the pavement and not to restrict the free flow of traffic.

MTI Photo: Zoltán Balogh

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