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Hungarian Protesters Hold ‘D-Day’ Rally Against Orban’s Policies

October 01, 2011

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Thousands Hungarians rallied in central Budapest against the measures of Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a demonstration organizers dubbed “D-Day.”

Protesters demanded “fair” taxation, the constitutional protection of early retirement, the restoration of the right to strike, social dialog and the scrapping of retroactive laws.

Organizers, consisting of almost 100 trade unions and civic organizations, estimated the number of participants at close to 50,000 people, news portal nol.hu said.

--Editors: Digby Lidstone, Steve Bailey

To contact the reporter on this story: Edith Balazs in Budapest at ebalazs1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James M. Gomez at jagomez@bloomberg.net


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