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Socialists call on students for "actions, not words"

Socialist Party spokesman Zsolt Török called on students protesting against tuition fees at universities to occupy government and Fidesz offices. Calling for "actions, not words," Török said students should occupy Fidesz mayor's offices and land offices in every town, as well as ministries offices in Budapest and elsewhere.

He proposed that all Fidesz-Christian Democrat politicians should be approached locally and be held accountable "as this is not what they promised".

Socialist Party president Attila Mesterházy demanded that the cabinet revoke its decision specifying how many students can be admitted to universities and colleges, when ministers meet today.

He told reporters in Debrecen on Tuesday that once the Socialists take power, they will revoke those and other cabinet decisions.

Some Ft 186 billion has been withdrawn from higher education in the past two years, something not seen since 1947, he said.

Source: MTI

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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