As we have written, a recent government bill proposes that public spaces should not be classified as public spaces. The amendment proposed by Zsolt Semjén essentially proposed banning the organization of demonstrations before and during public holidays in places such as Kossuth Square.
For example, on March 15 or October 23, it will not be possible to announce a demonstration for venues where public festivals are organized.
The sites will be seized by the law for celebrations
– it is mentioned in the Explanatory Memorandum.
However, according to Direct, twelve years ago, on 22 December 2006 (ie according to the current banning proposal), the rapporteur of the Semjén proposal,
Gergely Gulyas wanted to mark Kossuth Square. It was then blocked by referring to the police's "operating area" and Gulyás challenged the decision to dismiss the court (but lost the lawsuit).
Gulyas continued to fight as a lawyer to be able to sign Kossuth Square at any time, and now he is basically talking about his blockade.
The places of public celebrations in the capital are listed in the law, and the local government allows them to determine the local government. In our article, you will find detailed locations where no demonstration can be reported.