Embassy Statement

Statement concerning the attack on the Aurora community center in Budapest

October 24, 2019

The U.S. Embassy Budapest is deeply troubled by the attack yesterday on the Aurora community center in Budapest. The center, run by a Jewish youth group, is an umbrella organization that provides office space to other small civil society groups in Budapest. The attack on a place that provides needed space and support to minorities that seek to exercise their rights is reprehensible. We call on authorities to safeguard the rights of Aurora and all civil society organizations in Hungary.