Monday, June 20, 2011

Police 'Welcomes' Austrian supporters of the 16th Budapest Pride

  • A bus with supporters of the Budapest Pride 2011 from Austria was detained by the police. 
  • Two of the Austrian supporters were detained for ca. 6 hours.

The 16th Budapest Pride was a good 'temperature check' of nationalism and homophobia in the Hungarian society. The Parade itself took place on June 18, 2011 in Budapest, and this time it was an ambitious attempt to hold it without fences, on a longer route and without secure evacuation of teh Pride participants by metro after the end of the Pride.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Student Demo in Budapest

A student demonstration took place in Budapest, in front of the Corvinus university, on June 16, 2011.
First, it was planned as a ‘university occupation’, with the permission of the rector. Later on it turned out that it was not possible to get any permission, so the students of various universities just gathered in front of the Corvinus university to hold some speeches and transparencies, and after 1,5 hours of demonstrating everyone interested moved to the 'Kossuth Klub' nearby the Corvinus university to participate in the workshops.