2 Protests to Take Place in Budapest on Aug 20

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Apart from the fireworks and official St. Stephen's Day programs, two demonstrations are expected to take place in the capital tomorrow, according to a report by Index.hu.

There will also be a national farmers' demonstration organized by Bálint Szabó, a member of the municipality of Szeged. The original plan was to leave from rural locations in the morning and arrive in Budapest in the afternoon, where they would have demonstrated in downtown locations, including the quayside, but they were denied a permission to do so.

In a statement, authorities said that "the police will ensure the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, but this must not result in disproportionate restrictions on the rights of others". According to the police, the demonstration can be held on the two outer lanes of Dózsa György út (Districts VII, VIII, XIV), and participants of the rally can enter and leave the locations and exercise their right to assemble, in compliance with traffic rules.

"The countryside is in terrible trouble, not because of the drought, but because the agricultural sector has been virtually turned upside down. Here, a few agrarian barons are being served by the present government. They are practically squeezing the rural people," the organizer of the demonstration said on ATV. He went on to say that they want to reach the border of Budapest by 4 p.m. with 1,800 tractors arriving from different directions.

In addition, the Libertarian Party is organizing a demonstration entitled "100,000 People Against Creeping Communism and the Execution of KATA!" on Saturday at 4 p.m. on Jászai Mari tér. 

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