April 13th, 2017

Civil groups hold huge protest against Russian-style bill on NGOs at Heroes Square

A demonstration was attended by tens of thousands of protesters in Budapest’s Heroes Square on Wednesday afternoon in protest against a bill concerning civil organisations, which aims to stigmatise many of them. The protest was organised by the Civilizáció group and supported by about 100 others including Amnesty International, the Eötvös Károly Institute, Greenpeace Hungary, Háttér, the Krétakör Foundation, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Ökotárs, Transparency International and TASZ. The protesters said the bill, aimed at the registration of civil organisations using foreign donations would curb the freedom of thought and hinder the operations of civil society.

Addressing the crowd, CEU student Luca László said that while the government sees civil activists as foreign agents, they are actually the ones that stand up for a free and democratic Hungary. The government’s bill, if passed into law, will stigmatise those that unselfishly work for Hungarian people. TASZ managing director Stefánia Kapronczay said that the government seeks to scrap her organisation, which works to ensure the freedoms that everyone is entitled to. The government wants to eliminate the free press because they cannot tolerate different opinions.

Ökotars Foundation director Veronika Móra said the work carried out by civil organisations was essentially important for society. She said her foundation would continue on with its operations, arguing that “we were here before the government and we will be staying longer than them”. Móra said the state also receives funding from abroad. “Is it okay for the government to waste the billions it receives from Brussels?” she asked.

Nóra L Ritók, head of education foundation Igazgyöngy, said civil organisations fill in the operational gaps in the workings of the state. She said civil groups also functioned in areas “that don’t even exist to those in power”, for instance, among those living in poverty. She said her organisation was forced to accept funds from foreign foundations such as those backed by US financier George Soros or from Swiss and Norwegian funds, because their applications for government and European Union funding regularly gets rejected.

Protesters held up signs reading “We are civilians, Hungarian, and free” as well as “I stand with CEU” in reference to Budapest’s Central European University, impacted by a recent higher education law amendment. The protesters held up a huge CIVIL sign in the square and formed a heart around it to symbolise society’s support. Demonstrations for civil society were also held outside Budapest, in Pécs, Szeged and Miskolc.

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  • FUCeausescu

    Yes, groups like Amnesty international, which believe that the only human rights are migrant rights. No native ethno-cultural rights!

    • roderickbeck

      There is no right to be a bigot.

      • ViktorZorroban

        When Hungarians are mass-murdered in Ukraine, Romania and Great Britain, where is Amnesty then?
        People should start to take our Glorious Government’s messages seriously, instead of believing all the fake news!

      • FUCeausescu

        Was Crazyhorse a “bigot” then?

        • Hungarian

          No the people that were stealing the native American’s land were. FucHead is a total idiot!

          • FUCeausescu

            You mean all the refugees from Europe who were fleeing famine, persecution, wars, or just looking for opportunities? You do not posses the level of intellect needed to be able to see the historical parallel do you?

          • Bowen

            What on earth has this got to do with NGOs in Hungary, you brainless FUCwit?

    • wolfi

      You really are a FUC*hole!

      What a pity they let you or your ancestors out of “Greater Hungary” – or was it Rumania already?

      • Bowen

        Sadly, people like FUCeausescu lost “Greater Hungary” because they were assholes, too busy persecuting minorities, and sucking up to foreign dictators.

        Some people never learn.

    • Hungarian

      What are talking about? The are involved with native rights.
      They just don’t support the actions of authoritarian regimes.

      https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/first-nations/scathing-report-on-indigenous-rights-from-amnesty-international/

      Glad to see this is getting to FucHead.

      • FUCeausescu

        Yes, native rights, but I guess Europeans in Europe are not considered natives, who make up dozens of distinct cultures on the continent, which should be protected, not replaced with a multikulti stew.

        • Bowen

          Yeah, you’re right. Europeans in Europe should not be “replaced”. Any other genius remarks?

          • FUCeausescu

            If you feel that way you should discuss it with your fellow Soros minions on this site, because given their views expressed here, they do not feel the same way.

          • Bowen

            I’ve never read anything on this site to the effect that Europeans should be replaced. If you think you have, then perhaps you should take reading lessons, or pills.

          • FUCeausescu

            Of course you have. Every time someone was advocating the settlement of the incoming colonists from the ME-Africa region, that is what they have been doing.

          • Bowen

            No single comment has ever appeared on this site, advocating the settlement of incoming colonists from the ME-Africa region. Nor will you ever find one. Keep taking the pills. Feel free to take the whole bottle.

          • FUCeausescu

            Actually the minion that calls himself “Hungarian” was advocating for tens of thousands of them to be settled in Hungary every year.

          • Bowen

            Any proof of that? Have you been keeping notes, or screen grabs in your files? Or is this just stored in your “memory”? There is zero chance of anyone on this site advocating for “tens of thousands” of “colonists” to be “settled in Hungary”. Now, fuck off.

          • FUCeausescu

            Ask him. And then you fuck off!

          • Bowen

            The burden of proof is on you. You’re the one who made absurd claims. You remind me of a sick man I saw on the bus this morning, shouting at things that weren’t really there.

          • FUCeausescu

            LIke I said, ask him and then fuck off! If he has any sense of honesty he will admit to it. Other than that, if you think that I will bother to fucking look at past conversations, you need to join up with that sick man on the buss.

          • Bowen

            Why should I ask him anything? You’re the one with the ludicrous fantasies that there are posts on this site with people advocating colonisers to replace European populations. There aren’t any. Not a single one. You’re imagining things. You’re insane.

          • FUCeausescu

            The fucking joke is the fact that you and the rest of the Soros minions on this site cannot even admit to past remarks.

            It is also a fucking joke to say the least that you are demanding of me to go back and search past comments, while you keep complaining how it is oh so demanding of your time to read anything that is longer than 2-3 sentences. You are the fucking joke here!

          • Bowen

            No, I’m asking you to back up your ludicrous claims. It seems that you can’t. Clearly, you’d never get anything more than a basic university degree.

            And it’s only a problem when you write 3, 4, 5 or whatever paragraphs of overblown, pompous bullshit, full of fallacious nonsense.

          • FUCeausescu

            Don’t want to, you moron, because that would be a waist of my time. The very fact that you ask me to is a joke. I mean where the fuck have you been? Most Soros minions on this site have made comments in favor of settling migrants in Hungary and Europe in past conversations.

          • Bowen

            Can you back up your claims? With a single piece of evidence? No. No, you cannot.

            And learn to spell, before you call other people morons. (A clue: it’s “waste”, not “waist”, you feeble-minded buffoon.)

          • FUCeausescu

            Can you back up your claim that no one ever did? No. No, you cannot. As for the spelling thing? Seriously? It is a shitty forum, you jackass!

          • Bowen

            I’m not making a claim, you illiterate idiot! You are!

            Let me spell it out for you.
            • You make a claim.
            • I ask you to back it up.
            • You do everything you can to avoid backing it up.

          • FUCeausescu

            “I’ve never read anything on this site to the effect that Europeans should be replaced.”

            That is a claim. And a very false, and cynical one.

          • Bowen

            No, it’s me asking you to back up your claim. Anyway, as usual, you’ve lost the debate completely. Just like every other time, when you’ve been forced to apologise to people on this site for being wrong.

          • FUCeausescu

            Delusional much???

          • Bowen

            Oh, how I wish the right-wing trolls here were intellectually capable of real argument and debate. Sigh.

          • wolfi

            The boss of the German employers’ association has said

            that Germany needs more immigrants!

            http://www.t-online.de/finanzen/id_80910206/arbeitgeber-chef-fordert-mehr-zuwanderung-nach-deutschland.html
            Germany needs around 200 000 people each year just like in the 50s and 60s when all those Italian, Spanish, Yugoslav and later Turkish workers came – and stayed …

            He’s also asked everbody to help against the far right AfD and its xenophobic propaganda.

        • seinean

          FUC, do walk your talk then. Come back to the Old Continent. Go back to Reșița and contribute to preserving the European cultures and the Hungarian minority in Romania.
          How are we supposed to culturally resist the “ME colonists” without your intelectual strength ?

          • CG Walkman

            Intellectual strength? 🙂

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