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The far-right Our Homeland Movement (Mi Hazánk) held a protest on Saturday in front of the Constitutional Court against compulsory Covid vaccinations, the group announced on their Facebook page.

“Blackmailing working people by taking away their jobs is unconstitutional,” said the party, which claimed it would submit a complaint to the court.

The party added, “Mi Hazánk is the only party that wants to talk about the real consequences of vaccination instead of requiring it. Everyone should be able to decide their own fate after they are properly informed!”

The demonstration was announced by the party after the government of neighboring Austria set out to make vaccination compulsory from next February, writes Telex.

In Hungary, employers can now set vaccine requirements at their workplaces by government decree, but Viktor Orbán also stated in his Friday morning radio interview that “we won’t be able to get around the fact that everyone will have to get vaccinated in the end.”

Some large companies have already made have already made vaccination compulsory for their employees, but many others have not.

Telex writes that Mi Hazánk has been campaigning more and more openly against Covid vaccinations since the summer, but Fidesz has not branded them as anti-vaccination, unlike the party’s rhetoric directed at other opposition parties.

[Telex]

By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.