DW: France, Hungary, Serbia: Is half of Europe protesting?
People have taken to the streets to protest against a labor law in Hungary, against high tuition in Albania and against state violence in Serbia. Germany, meanwhile, has seen its first “yellow vest” style demonstration.
Looking at the photos, one could mistake the sea of lights in Budapest for a festive holiday event. The people who gathered in Hungary’s capital Sunday night weren’t holding candles, however, but smartphones. And their message is political, not religious.
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