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MI HAZÁNK ACCUSES INTERIOR MINISTRY OF COVERING UP PRIDE MARCH 'LEGAL VIOLATIONS'

 

Radical nationalist Mi Hazánk has accused the interior ministry of covering up “legal violations” concerning the police protection of this year’s Budapest Pride march. Dóra Dúró, the party’s deputy leader, told a press conference over the weekend that she had submitted a written query regarding police security at the “LGBTQXYZ march” to the interior minister but had received no substantive response. Dúró read out the ministry’s written response which said that “the effective execution of police duties prescribed by law is guaranteed by the budget.” She said she had not even received a response regarding the costs of police security at last month’s event. Dúró said this was “extremely impudent” on the government’s part, arguing that when a Fidesz MP had submitted a similar question in 2009, the interior ministry at the time had released the relevant data. She called it discriminatory that “people were let into the Pride march solely based on looks and clothing”, insisting that the police had assisted the organisers in this. She said the interior ministry had even refused to answer whether it was concerned by this practice.