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2014 07 14
Hungary: Far right Jobbik Party nationalists fail to ruin Budapest Pride
The 19th Budapest Pride Festival closed successfully this weekend with over 10,000 taking to the streets to march for LGBTI equality in Hungary on Saturday, July 12. However the event was loudly condemned by the far-right ultra-nationalist Jobbik party who also blasted foreign diplomats for showing their support for the event.

Jobbik labelled the event a ‘provocation to the majority,’ and ‘perverted’. The mayor of Érpatak, Mihály Zoltán Orosz, from the Jobbik ranks, tried to join the Pride march along with around 30 ‘family values’ demonstrators.More successful in his attempt to rain on the parade was Jobbik MP Előd Novák who hung a banner from a window in the parliament building which read ‘This house does not want your deviant propaganda.’ When the parade reached Budapest’s Heroes’ Square some homophobic counter-protesters broke through a cordon but they were quickly dealt with by police.

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