Would you demonstrate against your Government?
January 24, 2007 10:07am CST
Here in Hungary there will be one of the biggest Demonstrations in the history of Hungary on the 15th of March, it is said to be going to be bigger that in 1956. the Government side is training up the police with special combat training and it appears that they have a heap more equipment to confront the demonstrators. "Special water" for the water canons, new special riot gear and batons and shields and some special unspecified "Equipment" The people here are demonstrating against a Government that lied about the state of the economy at the last election to get re-elected. The Economy here is very bad and there are thousands trying to leave the country as they fear it will totally collapse with in 2 years and there will be nothing left. The Gyurcsa'ny Government has mismanaged just about every part of this country that is is in a far worse state than it was in 1986. It in the last couple of months increased taxes by 100% to full time workers and by up to 400% for part time workers including single mothers. It has increased the price of heating gas to households by 70% and people here are just lucky that it is a warm winter roads will only have maintenance carried out on just 120km of road for the current year in-spite of getting over 200hf a litre off the fuel sales for road maintenance. The government ministers receive 200,000hf for fuel each for the month, equivalent to 30,000km of driving in a country that is only 400kl X 460km and what they don't use they keep. The average income here is only 68,000hf pm. The average house hold uses about 30,000hf just to heat the house during winter. As well as this Gyurcsany has announced that it is closing all homeless shelters and they will now have to be looked after by organisations like the Red Cross with NO government support. To use the Governments words it is because they (the homeless people) don't contrubite to society. So would you demonstrate against your Government if it was as bad as this? Instead of trying to fix the problems here it has decided to attack the demonstrators who will be students, school teachers, business people, pensioners, and just normal every day Hungarians just wanting this lier to get out of their country. Gyurcsany was voted in a poll as the worst leader in the 1800+ history of Hungary. If I was voted the worst leader in History I would go and live on the south Pole. I think Hungarians have a democratic right to demonstrate their views and as long as it is peaceful there should be no reason for the police to wave in with battens. But the Government has set the scene by having the Troops fully armed and you can be sure there will be brutality all to keep the Worst leader in History in Power. Will you be at the front line if it was in your Country?
24 Jan 07
I would love to demonstrate against our Government, but, here in Canada, we seem to just take anything they give us. People complain to each other about the problems in our country, but nobody can seem to get organized enough to do anything about it. I applaude you, and I hope you can affect real change in your country by doing this.
24 Jan 07
I would demomstrate against my government. India is a free country, a stable democracy right since independence from the British yoke alomost 60 years ago, and the power of an unarmed, non-violent struggle is huge, as was demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi. Unfortunately, in India, the right to demonstrate is grossly misused and people with their won agenda as opposed to the agenda for the nations good use this tool to benefit themselves and harm the nation.