Opposition parties staged a demonstration against the government’s policies in Székesfehérvár, in central Hungary, on Wednesday. Democratic Coalition (DK) board member Judit Földi Rácz told a crowd assembled in the city’s downtown that the event was about protesting against the recently passed labour code amendment – which she referred to as “the slave law” – the exploitation of workers and “the Orbán government’s brutal austerity measures”. She said the municipal council will debate an opposition motion to repeal the labour code amendment on Friday. “We must reject all efforts that render our city’s residents vulnerable, in other words, reduce them to slavery,” Földi Rácz said.
Other local politicians of the Socialist Party, DK, conservative Jobbik, the Momentum Movement and LMP also addressed the protesters. The demonstrators carried a banner that read “Resistance!” and chanted anti-government slogans.