Protesters Chant After Police Deploy Tear Gas at Hungarian Parliament
Protesters demonstrated outside Parliament in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday, December 14, chanting to register their dissent against a new “slave law” that allows employers to demand overtime.
Video shows the demonstrators marching at a Christmas market on Vörösmarty tér in Budapest before gathered outside the Parliament building.
Police dressed in riot gear formed a line to hold back the hundreds assembled.
At several points, they sprayed tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd.
Thousands have gathered outside Parliament for three consecutive days, angrily decrying a law passed by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party.
The new legislation allows employers to demand 400 hours of overtime work per year, a 150 hour increase from the previous threshold.
Additionally, new laws, passed on Wednesday December 12, create a government-controlled court system.
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