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Hundreds hold demonstration for public media

The trade unions for the staff of Hungarian public media held a demonstration at the public radio building on Pollack Mihály tér to present their protest against the recent cut-back of 600 public media workers, nol.hu, the online edition of daily Népszabadság reported.

The few hundred attendees of the demonstration symbolically buried the public media and brought candles and flowers to its coffin, displayed in the square. The trade unions will repeat the demonstration next Wednesday and will also leave the coffin on the square until then.

Some politicians like LMP’s András Schiffer and MSzP’s Attila Mesterházy also showed up at the demonstration, nol.hu added.