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Protesters and Police Clash at Hungary Teachers’ Protest | VOA News

Protesters and police scuffled near the headquarters of Hungary's ruling party, May 19, during a protest against new legislation that would eliminate the public servant status of teachers. Protesters on Friday marched against the new Status Law that would also significantly increase teachers' workload, which the government says aims to improve the quality of education. Crowds of protesters and armored police officers pushed and shoved in the packed street. Protesters chanted "You are protecting criminals" and "Traitors." Critics refer to the legislation as the 'Revenge Law,' perceived as punishment for teachers' yearlong resistance and almost 5,000 teachers have said they will leave their profession if it comes into force. Protesters were also demonstrating against police tactics at a protest earlier in May, when several protesters were teargassed and detained by police, although they were later released without charge. (Reuters) #Hungary #voanews » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
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