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Protests against Hungary's new labor and judiciary laws

People march at the Chain Bridge during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free Country, Free University". Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against new legislation governing labor regulations and which would exempt government from independent control by the courts. Around 3,000 demonstrators gathered at parliament on Thursday and later blocked traffic on one of the bridges over the Danube, shouting "Dirty Fidesz" and "Orban go to hell."

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People march at the Chain Bridge during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free Country, Free University". Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against new legislation governing...more

People march at the Chain Bridge during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free Country, Free University". Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest against new legislation governing labor regulations and which would exempt government from independent control by the courts. Around 3,000 demonstrators gathered at parliament on Thursday and later blocked traffic on one of the bridges over the Danube, shouting "Dirty Fidesz" and "Orban go to hell." REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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A demonstrator wearing gas mask looks at policeman standing guard with their gas masks during a protest against the new labor law outside the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The ruling populist right-wing Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban passed both new laws on Wednesday, over opposition protests inside parliament and rioting on the street.

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A demonstrator wearing gas mask looks at policeman standing guard with their gas masks during a protest against the new labor law outside the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The ruling populist right-wing Fidesz party of...more

A demonstrator wearing gas mask looks at policeman standing guard with their gas masks during a protest against the new labor law outside the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The ruling populist right-wing Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban passed both new laws on Wednesday, over opposition protests inside parliament and rioting on the street. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. The protesters were mostly upset with labor rules, which allow employers to require up to 400 overtime hours per year.

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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. The protesters were mostly upset with labor rules, which allow employers to require up to 400...more

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. The protesters were mostly upset with labor rules, which allow employers to require up to 400 overtime hours per year. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free student". Rights groups say the new law on administrative courts could lead to political interference in justice matters. The government rejected this assumption.

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People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free student". Rights groups say the new law on administrative courts could lead to political interference in justice matters. The...more

People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. The banner reads "Free student". Rights groups say the new law on administrative courts could lead to political interference in justice matters. The government rejected this assumption. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Policemen stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. 

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Policemen stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Policemen charge towards demonstrators marching during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. 
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Policemen charge towards demonstrators marching during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen charge towards demonstrators marching during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police fire tear gas as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018.

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Police fire tear gas as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police fire tear gas as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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People burn flares as they attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. 

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People burn flares as they attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People burn flares as they attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Policemen scuffle with a demonstrator during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen scuffle with a demonstrator during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen scuffle with a demonstrator during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police and demonstrator are seen during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police and demonstrator are seen during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police and demonstrator are seen during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People march during a protest against the new labor law in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Policemen wearing gas masks stand guard during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen wearing gas masks stand guard during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Policemen wearing gas masks stand guard during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Demonstrators add to the stack of burning bins during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Demonstrators add to the stack of burning bins during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Demonstrators add to the stack of burning bins during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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People attending a protest look at benches burning during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attending a protest look at benches burning during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People attending a protest look at benches burning during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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A demonstrator throws a bottle during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A demonstrator throws a bottle during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A demonstrator throws a bottle during a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police fire tear gas at people attending a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police fire tear gas at people attending a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police fire tear gas at people attending a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Police stand guard as people attend a protest against the new labor law in front of the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, early December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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