Tuesday, March 20, 2012

View from the crowd

Photos: Derzsi Elekes Andor, (CC)

Some recent pictures of the pro-government supporters that gathered to hear Orbán Viktor's speech in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building. About 5,000 Polish supporters arrived in Budapest for the March 15th Revolution Day holiday to hear the speech as well. A smaller group of Lithuanians also attended. According to state and Fidesz officials, the official estimate for the pro-government rally was 250,000 people. The anti-government demonstration only numbered 30,000 people by an MTI estimate. It was held at the bridgehead of Elizabeth Bridge and organized by the “Million for press freedom” or Milla civil group.