A range of groups marched in the Hungarian capital Budapest to protest against a new labor law, the fourth such rally in a week. It was one of the biggest displays of public anger at right-wing prime minister Viktor Orban in years.
Thousands have rallied in Budapest to demonstrate against controversial changes to the country's labor laws. Hungary's largest trade union has threatened to call a general strike on January 19.
Hungarians have taken to the streets to protest against labor law changes that would allow employers to demand up to 400 hours overtime per year. The government says it needs greater worker flexibility.
"We can finally work eight days a week," read the invitation sent out by the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party ahead of a Budapest march. Viktor Orban dismissed the protests over the new labor law as "hysterical shouting."
Smoke grenades and tear gas filled the air in Budapest as thousands rallied against a new "slave law" passed last week. Demonstrators are seeking an end to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's creeping authoritarianism.
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