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Hungarian Far-Right Group Protests Against Fashion Designer

Written by Marietta Le On 22 March 2014 @ 21:46 pm | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, English, Freedom of Speech, Hungarian, Hungary, Politics, Quick Reads

A group of far-right extremists occupied the exhibition opening of a Hungarian fashion designer on Friday, Kettős Mérce blog reported [1] [hu].

The designer in question Koby's new fashion line was first withdrawn [2] [hu] from a Hungarian sports brand shop in January 2014, after nationalist criticism rose against the t-shirt designs featuring some of Hungary's historical figures such as Lajos Kossuth [3], a leader of the Hungarian revolution of 1848. Photos of Koby's line of t-shirts can be found in a recent Funzine.hu article [4].

The public debate about Hungary's far-right groups and the far-right party Jobbik has become more tense as the 2014 elections approach, set for April 6. On March 15, the national holiday marking the 1848 revolution, a group of citizens dubbed “Vote against Jobbik [5]” held a protest [6] against-far right extremists in Hungary.

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[1] reported: http://magyarinfo.blog.hu/2014/03/22/szelsojobboldaliak_tamadtak_be_egy_kiallitast_budapesten

[2] withdrawn: https://www.facebook.com/Dorko2013/posts/514462235337701?stream_ref=10

[3] Lajos Kossuth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lajos_Kossuth

[4] article: http://www.funzine.hu/hu/2014-03-koby-botranypoloi-a-kockaban/

[5] Vote against Jobbik: https://www.facebook.com/szavazza.jobbikellen

[6] protest: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.239644299554129.1073741831.238899962961896&type=1

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