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RADICAL NATIONALISTS STAGE PROTEST AGAINST COCA-COLA AT SZIGET FESTIVAL ENTRANCE

 

Activists of the radical nationalist Mi Hazánk Movement handed out stickers and flyers protesting US soft drink maker Coca-Cola’s advertisement campaign promoting gay acceptance, at the entrance of the Sziget festival. Coca-Cola has designed rainbow-colored labels for its bottles sold at the festival grounds. At a press conference held during the protest, Dóra Dúró, Mi Hazánk’s deputy leader, said her party will continue to protest the US multinational’s campaign. She insisted it was not just Coca-Cola, but also the government that was to blame “for the current situation”, arguing that it had chosen Coca-Cola as its first strategic partner, giving it a number of special privileges, such as the right to provisionally assess tax laws. “If the government were serious about containing homosexual propaganda, it would have the opportunity, for example, to rescind the privileges granted by the strategic partnership agreement,” Dúró said. She said Coca-Cola should rather organise campaigns focusing on health. Mi Hazánk earlier called for a boycott of Coca-Cola products for what they see as a “promotion of homosexuality”.