Hungarians rally against government's anti-terror plans

Hundreds of people rally in Budapest against government plans to bring in anti-terror measures including restrictions on the Internet and curfewsHundreds of people rallied in Budapest on Sunday against government plans to bring in anti-terror measures including restrictions on the Internet and curfews. “The plan would put an end to democracy once and for all,” protest organiser Lajos Bokros told the crowd in front of the Hungarian parliament, estimated by an AFP reporter at around 800 strong. According to a draft leaked to the media last week, the government wants to amend the constitution by creating a new category of emergency — “terror threat situation” — that if declared would enable it to issue decrees, suspend certain laws, and modify others.

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