2007 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Zsolt Szigetváry

for MTI

18 September, 2006

Demonstrators and police clashed in the Hungarian capital Budapest in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the country's revolt against Soviet rule. On September 17 Hungarian Radio leaked a tape on which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány was heard admitting that the government had lied about the economy to secure re-election. The admission ignited general anti-government feeling. Demonstrators converged on the Hungarian parliament. Violence erupted when a group stormed the building of the state television, and were repelled by police with water cannon and tear gas.

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Zsolt Szigetváry

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