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A crowd estimated at more than 10,000 marched peacefully from Keleti train station to Astoria to protest against the government and its policies yesterday, during the March 15 national holiday. The crowd chanted anti-government slogans and heard from several speakers, including actors, writers, an independent politician and law professor Tamas Lattmann, who read out 19 questions that were submitted for national referenda.

The referendum questions address transparency in government, health care, education, opening up of old secret service files, the end to the government’s control of tobacco distribution and a plan to spend a reported HUF 200 bln on moving the prime ministerʼs residence to the Buda Castle.

Earlier in the day, at a rally outside the National Museum addressed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, several anti-government demonstrators got into a physical altercation with pro-government demonstrators, and the police intervened. 

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