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Next Facebook demo to protest tax chief

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A Facebook page calling for a demonstration to demand the resignation of tax chief Ildikó Vida, set for Sunday at 6 p.m. in front of the tax office at V. Széchenyi utca 2, had received promises to attend from 4,000 people within hours of its creation yesterday.

The invitation was linked to another Facebook page, called 1000 milliárdan a tisztességes adózásért, which had received nearly 7,000 likes by 7pm.

This demonstration is in reaction to Vida's admission earlier in the day that she has been officially told that she is denied entry into the United States after U.S. officials charged her with corruption. Vida proclaimed her innocence and vowed to fight for her job.

This planned demonstration comes just a couple weeks after an October 28 demonstration organized by Facebook brought out 100,000 in Budapest and thousands more around the country in demonstrations against a proposed internet tax.

Plans for that tax were scrapped after that demonstration, which was the second demonstration in a week against the proposal.

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