2007 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Zsolt Szigetváry

for MTI

18 September, 2006

Riot police block the entrance to Hungarian Television. 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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