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Hungary to ban anti-war demonstration

2. February 2003

NATO member suppresses voices of opposition

The demonstration against the impending war on Iraq scheduled in Budapest in the frame of the international day of action on February 15 has been banned by the authorities. Although the official reason was that the protest march would be an obstacle for the traffic a political background is obvious. In Hungary the US is using NATO facilities to train Iraqi mercenaries to participate in the war against the country. The organisers have announced to take the matter to court.

Peter Szekely, Left Front, Hungary