DK urges travelers to call Budapest mayor

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Opposition party Democratic Coalition (DK), led by former Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, has launched a campaign in which they are sticking Budapest Mayor István Tarlós’ office telephone number on the carriages of the capital’s busiest metro line M3, the party has announced.

The photo, published by DK, apparently shows the sticker, applied to a carriage, saying: “István Tarlós does not care about the safety of travelers. We demand from him the immediate renovation of the metro line.”

Unsatisfied with the postponement of renovations to the M3 line, claiming that it is already in a dangerously poor condition, the party has applied stickers on the metro, giving information on what to do in a possible emergency. The sticker carries the public email address and telephone number of the mayor and his office.

Tarlós had earlier won a court case against the DK, when the opposition party made a similar claim that that the metro is in a dangerous condition, Hungarian online news outlet index.hu reported today.

The stickers urge commuters to call the mayor and complain about the situation. “We can be reported to the police, or can be sued, but we will not go silent about the Fidesz leadership carrying half a million people in life danger,” an announcement by the party says. DK promised to apply stickers in “every single carriage” on the line.

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