(CNN)Another night of protests turned violent in Budapest on Sunday when thousands of people took to the streets over what they call a “slave law” — new legislation allowing employers to ask workers to take on up to 400 hours of overtime a year.
BUDAPEST — Opponents of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban, demonstrated on Sunday for the fourth day in the past five, in what has become one of the most sustained displays of street opposition to Mr. Orban since he entered office eight years ago.
The protests began on Wednesday as a reaction to two new laws: one that forces employees to work up to 400 hours of overtime a year, and a second that created a parallel judicial system that will severely undermine judicial independence.
Viktor Orbán’s rightwing government in Hungary has faced a rare and sustained bout of protest in the capital, Budapest, culminating in a group of opposition MPs spending Sunday night at the state television headquarters, calling to be let on air with a series of demands of the government.
In the early hours of Monday, the MP Ákos Hadházy was forcibly removed from the premises by a group of security guards, but other MPs and MEPs inside the building refused to leave, having spent the night in a makeup room.
Borítókép: Budapest, 2018. december 17. Szilágyi György jobbikos országgyűlési képviselő (k) az MTVA Kunigunda utcai székházánál 2018. december 17-én. Ellenzéki képviselők az önkéntes túlmunka idő bővítéséről szóló törvény ellen demonstrálnak az MTVA székháza előtt és élő adásban szeretnék elmondani nyilatkozatukat. MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt