Round 2,000 Hungarians protested late on Wednesday outdoors parliament towards new laws permitting employers to ask employees to work as much as 400 hours per 12 months of time beyond regulation, a reform its critics have dubbed the “slave regulation”.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban‘s ruling Fidesz occasion pushed the regulation via the legislature earlier within the day, utilizing its huge majority as opposition events sought to dam the vote.
Protesters shouting “Traitors, traitors” and “Orban go to hell” confronted off towards a whole lot of police who stood on the steps of the parliament constructing.
A Reuters photographer mentioned the group then moved in the direction of a facet gate, the place some threw objects at police, who responded with pepper spray.
The adjustments to the labour code had already sparked a road protest on the weekend.
Orban has ruffled feathers in Europe and constructed a system his critics see as autocratic, affecting companies, academia, the courts and the media, However he has not often angered totally different home voter teams on the similar time.