Demonstrators calling for the suspension of the Ukrainian Education Law at the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Photo: MTI

Approximately, 150 people took part in a protest at the Ukrainian Embassy in Budapest on Friday evening calling for the suspension of the new Ukrainian Education Law and demanding autonomy for Transcarpathia.

The demonstration organized by Calvinist Pastor Lóránt Hegedűs.

MEP Krisztina Morvai stressed that every Hungarian has the right to live in his birthplace and all indigenous national communities have the right to autonomy. This should have been clearly stated when the European Union has signed an Association Agreement with Ukraine - she added.

Photo: MTI

Human Rights Lawyer and Director of the National Legal Aid Service Tamás Gaudi-Nagy addressed to the crowd by wearing a T-shirt with a slogan "Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia, Transcarpathia rightfully belongs to Hungary".

Gaudi stressed that until Ukraine does not grant self-determination to the close to 200,000 Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia, it can't be an associate member of the European community.

At the end of the event, demonstrators remembered the victims of the artificially induced famine, the Holodomor in the 1930s with one-minute silence.

Demonstrators carried national and Árpád stripe flags and a Catalan flag also appeared in the crowd.

According to the Ukrainian Education Act, which came into force at the end of September, the language of instruction in schools is Ukrainian; national minorities are allowed to study in their mother tongue only in first four grades. Several neighboring countries protested against the amendment of the law, which endangers minority education in Ukraine.

(MTI -


0jr said...

Time to kick the jews out of europe again

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