www.jta.org | 13Nov03

Pro-Irving protest in Budapest

Some 2,000 people rallied in Budapest to protest the cancelation of a TV
show after it hosted Holocaust denier David Irving. Irving visited Hungary
at the invitation of the far-right Justice and Life Party for the Hungarian
holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1956 revolution. The show,
"Night Shack," aired on Hungary's state-owned public station and caused
great uproar among liberal media and the public. The station quickly
cancelled the program. During today's protest, speakers, among them the
head of Hungarian State Radio, denounced the socialist government for
suppressing free speech. Former Prime Minister Viktor Orban joined those
who are protesting the show's cancellation, saying "This is not the first
time that programs supporting Christian values are being attacked." 

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