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Tonight's demos merge: Kossuth tér at 6 p.m.

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Two anti-government demonstrations planned for this evening are being merged into one, which will take place at 6 p.m. at Kossuth tér, in front of the Parliament building, organizers said today. Judging by the two Facebook pages behind the event, more than 50,000 people say they are attending, and there are parallel demonstrations planned around Hungary tonight.

Organizers of the demonstrations say they oppose “state corruption, increasing taxes and current foreign policy”, while demanding “freedom, transparency, responsible governance and European ideology”. The Facebook page, called "A közfelháborodás napja" ("A day of public outcry") lists parallel events scheduled in at least 17 other Hungarian towns, as well as Berlin and Bristol.

Another group, who had organized four previous demonstrations in the last month by Facebook, had planned a demonstration at a square nearby. That group, which was apparently successful in making the government scuttle plans for an internet tax, said today it will merge the demonstrations and all meet at Kossuth tér at 6 p.m.

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