Hungarian police guard controversial billboards undercover

In Hungary

Hungarian policemen were asked to act as undercover agents to guard the newly installed billboards aimed at immigrants, in order to catch activists defacing the controversial billboards, Hungarian online daily 444.hu reported, based on official police records.

According to earlier reports, many of the billboards installed by the Hungarian government were destroyed on Saturday morning. Governing party Fidesz filed an official report to the Hungarian police regarding the perpetrators yesterday, 444.hu said.

Hungarian online daily index.hu said that two activists turned themselves in to the office after tearing down a billboard and putting the torn down pieces into plastic trash bags. The two activists said that they were aware of their act and have no interest in evading responsibility. Index noted that by Sunday morning the police took six people into custody for destroying the billboards.

Opposition party Egy√ľtt (Together), which earlier referred to the billboard campaign as ‚Äúshameful and cynical‚ÄĚ propaganda, filed a public inquiry with the Hungarian police to determine the cost of hiring the undercover policemen.

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