Government plans new anti-immigrant billboard campaign
The Hungarian government announced on its official Facebook page that it is launching another billboard campaign to promote the results of its survey on immigration and the measures that the government feels it needs to take against migrants.
(Photo: Official Facebook page of the Hungarian Government)
The picture above was also attached to the post, and is possibly a plan for the billboards the Hungarian government might install soon. The text can be translated as: “The people have decided: The country needs to be protected.”
The Hungarian government earlier launched a billboard campaign, accompanying its “national consultation on immigration”. That consultation was a questionnaire with loaded questions such as “Some say that mistaken immigration policies by Brussels contribute to the spread of terrorism. Do you agree?” The government claims that, based on the responses it received to that questionnaire, people want it to take action against immigration.
Both the consultation and the billboard campaign received domestic and international criticism, with many saying these were tools by the Hungarian government for fear-mongering.
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