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Hungary: Orban supporters hold mass 'Peace March' in Budapest02:42

Hungary: Orban supporters hold mass 'Peace March' in Budapest

Hungary, Budapest
March 16, 2018 at 01:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands participated in a 'Peace March' in Budapest on Thursday to show support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government, three weeks ahead of parliamentary elections where Orban is seeking re-election for a third term.

The pro-Orban 'Peace March' was supported by Orban's Fidesz party and saw people coming from across the country to attend. Several supporters arrived from Poland.

The march culminated in a speech by Orban, in which he expressed his anti-migrant sentiment. Orban said Hungary had been joined by Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United States, Russia, Austria and Italy in opposing immigration.

Thursday's march took place amid commemorations of the 1848 revolution in Hungary against Habsburg rule.

Small left-wing counter-demonstrations were held, including one of the Momentum Movement opposition party.

The Hungarian elections will be held on April 8.

Hungary: Orban supporters hold mass 'Peace March' in Budapest02:42
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Tens of thousands participated in a 'Peace March' in Budapest on Thursday to show support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his government, three weeks ahead of parliamentary elections where Orban is seeking re-election for a third term.

The pro-Orban 'Peace March' was supported by Orban's Fidesz party and saw people coming from across the country to attend. Several supporters arrived from Poland.

The march culminated in a speech by Orban, in which he expressed his anti-migrant sentiment. Orban said Hungary had been joined by Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the United States, Russia, Austria and Italy in opposing immigration.

Thursday's march took place amid commemorations of the 1848 revolution in Hungary against Habsburg rule.

Small left-wing counter-demonstrations were held, including one of the Momentum Movement opposition party.

The Hungarian elections will be held on April 8.

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