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More than HUF 11 mln raised for anti-billboard campaign

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Hungarian organization Kétfarkú Kutyapárt (translated as two-tailed dog party) and Vastagbőr blog have so far raised HUF 11 mln for their tongue-in-cheek billboard campaign to counter the Hungarian government’s billboard campaign aimed at immigrants, according to Gergő Kovács, who came up with the idea, Hungarian online daily index.hu reported today.

“We did not expect this much support,” Kovács said, adding that they hoped to collect HUF 3 mln and spend these funds on legally installing billboards that offer a humorous response to the government’s billboard campaign.

“I was surprised by the enthusiasm. Apparently, many people were offended by the governmentʼs campaign. I think it is not the issue of immigrants, but probably people got fed up with the Hungarian government spreading hatred. These days, one cannot differentiate between [governing party] Fidesz and [right-wing radical] Jobbik,” ˜Kovács said.

The designs for the billboards are currently under discussion, however, plans include messages such as “Sorry about our prime minister” or “Feel free to come to Hungary, we have already been working in England”.

“We know that the billboards addressing immigrants serve as a diversion by the government from issues of corruption and bribery, as such our billboards will carry messages related to these issues,” Kovács added.

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