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Hungary: Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest02:04

Hungary: Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest

Hungary, Budapest
December 22, 2018 at 02:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people took to the streets of Budapest on Friday to protest the so-called "slave law" which the Hungarian parliament passed earlier this week.

Protesters marched to the Sandor Palace, the official presidential residence, holding lights and chanting.

People were also seen waving flags including those of the far-right political party Jobbik, criticizing the ruling party by chanting "Fidesz mafia".

The new law allows employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime work a year.

The legislation also permits to delay payment for these overtime hours for three years.

Hungary: Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest02:04
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Budapest on Friday to protest the so-called "slave law" which the Hungarian parliament passed earlier this week.

Protesters marched to the Sandor Palace, the official presidential residence, holding lights and chanting.

People were also seen waving flags including those of the far-right political party Jobbik, criticizing the ruling party by chanting "Fidesz mafia".

The new law allows employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime work a year.

The legislation also permits to delay payment for these overtime hours for three years.