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Budapest, Hungary - Hungarian Lawmaker Detained, Burned Israeli Flag

Published on: December 15, 2012 06:34 PM
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Budapest, Hungary - A Hungarian lawmaker who burned an Israeli flag at an anti-Zionist protest has been briefly detained by police for disturbing the peace.


Budapest police said Balazs Lenhardt, an independent lawmaker formerly a member of the far-right Jobbik party, was released after being questioned Friday night.

The flag burning incident took place at a rally outside the Foreign Ministry attended by around 100 people. The ministry condemned the protest, during which participants also shouted anti-Semitic slogans.

Lenhardt left Jobbik’s parliamentary faction in November, saying the party had lost its radical character since entering the legislature in 2010. He later was expelled from the party.

Two weeks ago, a Jobbik lawmaker called for Hungarian Jews to be screened for national security risks.

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM Anonymous Says:

How can a law maker so viciously violate the law of the dignity of another person's home. That is what you do when you burn a flag. G-d be with America for this day is filled with wicked extremist frauds.


 Dec 15, 2012 at 06:55 PM Barsechel Says:

ימח שמם!


 Dec 15, 2012 at 06:59 PM clear-thinker Says:

It is time for nk to visit him. He agrees that Israel is terrible. They could add him to Iran and others who they consider such friends of the Jews. Alterg where are you?


 Dec 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM montrealJew Says:

This is very serious, this is how it started in the 30's. People didn't have what to eat, the economy was bad and all they were busy with were the Jews. The economy in Hungary is very bad and instead they should try fix their economy, and help Their own country get back to where it is supposed to be these "ingarishe narunem" are busy burning Israeli flags and counting how many Jews are in the country...


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