Embassy Statement

August 17, 2020

U.S. Embassy Budapest is deeply concerned about what occurred on Friday at the 9th District City Hall in Budapest and on Sunday at the Budapest City Hall.  Freedom of expression is a fundamental right that should be able to be exercised without intimidation.   Neo-Nazi or other hate groups should not be tolerated in any society.  We are particularly troubled by these incidents given the similar attack against the Aurora community center ​last October.  It is always important to protect people’s rights so there is equal protection under the law for all Hungarians, including those in the LGBTI community.