domingo, 2 de novembro de 2014

Hungarians celebrate internet tax suspension

Thousands of people partied in the streets of Budapest Prime Minister Viktor Orban, decision, to give in to protests and suspend the controversial tax on the internet.

One of the organizers of the demonstrations last week, Balázs Gulyás, stated that "when, on Sunday, ten thousand people and, on the third Monday, other one hundred thousand decided to protest, showed that it was not simply the internet rate. This was forcing back a Government that doesn't like to listen to anyone. "

The Government's proposal for the creation of a tax of 50 cents per gigabyte of data transferred on the Internet seems to have been the trigger that made brim protests against austerity, the largest Executive faced since assuming power in 2010.

A protester says "it's not just" this fee. "Although [the Hungarians] don't see policy alternatives, many people are tired of the regime of Orban".

Another States that the Prime Minister "doesn't say anything that will motivate the population to leave in the streets, in the coming days, weeks, months and years, until he and his Government resign".

The suspension of the tax on the internet seems to be, however, temporary, since Orban said that in January will open a popular consultation to discuss the controversial measure.

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