Tens of thousands of Hungarians are protesting a new law that threatens one of the country's last independent universities - the CEU. Students say academic freedom and democracy are at stake.
Amid a government crackdown on NGOs that are co-financed by billionaire George Soros, thousands have protested against a restrictive draft bill. The legislation could drive a university backed by Soros out of Hungary.
About 70,000 people have demonstrated in Budapest in support of a local university founded by US billionaire George Soros. Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to close the college as part of a clampdown on civil society.
Around 10,000 people have protested in the Hungarian capital against Viktor Orban's government amid rising tensions between Budapest and Brussels. The trigger is a law seen targeting the Central European University.
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