The notorious Ozora drug fest wrapped in controversy

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Police stop all cars heading for the notorious Ozora drug fest, which has become an annual event in Hungary. The festival was launched right after the collapse of communism, when drug dealers from all over Europe came to the country to sell illegal substances taking advantage of the country's slack drug laws.

But even after the successive governments tightened drug use regulations left-wing governments tacitly encouraged the youth of Europe to continue with the festival and indulge themselves in the use of illicit substances.

After the fall of the globalist Gyurcsany regime, the Fidesz government wanted the junkies out of the country and do away with the liberal drug fest once and for all; however, behind the scene forces that are running the show and controlling the government as well pressured officials to back down – and they did.


First, Mezőszilas municipal council banned the event, but later Fejér County Government Office overruled the decision of the local government giving a go-ahead to the event -- an indication that indeed pressure was exerted on government officials.

Later, authorities changed strategy, rather than banning the event outright, police started harassing party goers; they check every foreigner that comes to the fest for possession of illegal substances (very few Hungarians attending the drug fest, most of the attendees are foreigners just like the attendees of the annual gay parade).

A special bus service was established between Budapest and the festival site; most of the passengers that come to the event by bus are Dutch, British, and German citizens.

Police stop each car and bus at the entrance of the festival site and search the vehicles; they don't say exactly, what they are looking for but presumably illicit substances, which might be true as drug sniffer dogs are also part of the police operation.


At the entrance of the festival site a "Welcome to paradise!" banner greats visitors.

We don't bring drugs; people who want some probably get it at the festival site said one of the party goers who is a regular visitor of the drug fest.

Fejér county police chief informed the press that so far police started proceedings against 45 foreigners either because they owned illegal substances or because they drove their cars while under the influence of drugs.

UPDATE
A German citizen fell into a bonfire at the OZORA drug fest and critically injured

The reason for the accident is not clear said the Fejér County Disaster Management Deputy spokesman to MTI on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Gabor Farkas Bozsik said Disaster Management investigating the incident.

MTI reported that the male victim was taken to the St Stephen's Hospital in Budapest.

Police also reported that officers took custody of 22 foreigners for drug related offenses on Wednesday.

The first drug fest in Ozora was held in 1999. According to organizers, the drug party closes August 11.


Police Video


Update (August 8, 2013)
Another 24 people have been apprehended by police on suspicion of drug use on Thursday reporting HavariaPress.

So far, police have pressed charges against 92 individuals on drug related offenses -- almost all foreigners.





(mno.hu - blikk.hu – edited by hungarianambiance.com)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's boneheaded stupid what the police/government is doing. They should let the foreigners alone; let them blow their brains with dope. It does no harm to others, but to themselves. When they come to HU, they spend money. If they're left alone to do their drugs, at least they think HU is just peachy and they'll come back to spend more here. Most of them will stop drugs in their later years, and if they have fond memories and sympathy to HU, they'll come back, and also spread the goodwill (which we can use).

However, at the camp I'd just POST WRITTEN warnings, that if medical intervention is needed due or as a consequence of drug use (like the German who fell into the fire) there will be a daily charge in the hospital of say: 300 Eur/day, plus physician services at Eur 100/hr., and ambulance service for say: Eur 150/trip. If they don't (or cannot) pay, impound their cars.


I'd search (and prosecute - if warranted) the hell out of Hungarians though, to keep our our people out.

HungarianAmbiance said...

Make sense what you said. I think the government is afraid that eventually, the event will attract Hungarian youth as well. Also, if officials won't keep a lid on small scale events like this, the country can gain the reputation of being a drug heaven of Europe and later might attract more dangerous criminals. These sorts of things evolve incrementally. You have to nip the problem in the bud before it develops into a large-scale disaster.

Krzysztof Bryk said...

and i guess most of the arrested ppl got some crazy ammounts of drugs like one joint ;) drug mobs i say ...

i remember 3 hour search of caravan at festival grounds made in full sun at mid of the day i saw - poor policemans surrounding the caravan - thy found nothing i guess as the car and the inhabitants stayed till the end :)

think about the local community benefits from such festival - how much money we spent there.

also i must say i liked the police presence - felt much safer but i would not like to see police at festival ground.

bluegoaindian said...

the war on drugs is lost HU police should take a look at http://www.leap.cc Law enforcement against prohibition...
Theese guys know what they are talking about because the have been in the field for years.

Anonymous said...

It is obviously from the title that the writer has intent only to write bad things about the festival and the people who has visited it.

I don't know about the drugs, but what kind of democracy is that if you can't experience things inside your own head.

Even some of the people who dislike the festival would like to keep it runing because visitors will spend money in the country and hopefully come back to spend some more, well that is really hypocritical and dangerous way of thinking (dangerous for all of us).

The person who has writen this obviously has something against gay people when comparing them with the "notorious drug community". I'm just sad for all this evil people who dont respect other human brothers and sisters.

Police harassment, drugs and media hypocrisy is just the small, small part of things surrounding ozora, obviously you will never understand the love that happening there:)

Love you all and wish you all the best, even to the police and media:)

Anonymous said...

this festival changed my life.
made me a better person.more loving and caring.
please don't destroy it.
it is a loving experience for thousand of people we come in peace we give work to so many other unemployment people...and you hunt us like dogs.instead of a big thanx...what can i say.
You call it a drug festival?it is a LOVE festival.thank you.

Anonymous said...

Tell them! spread the message of love and Understanding! ozora is the most beutiful place i can imagine!

Anonymous said...

Why does police not go to sziget festival and search for drugs? I am sure, there are more people selling/buying drugs (the real bad substances like cocaine and crystal meth) than in ozora.
So why? Because ozora is a love festival and they hate people who are able to love others deeply. They are afraid of humans who are able to love, because loving people can not be oppressed with fear-based arguments. They know deep inside, that they have no real love in their hearts and are very afraid of people who have. Love creates people with courage, not cowards. And the governments fear for losing their power over the people and their brains.

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