Budapest rally protests against involvement in Nato activity

BUDAPEST, March 12 (Itar-Tass) - A rally protesting against Hungarian participation in the activity of the North Atlantic Alliance and possible deployment of nuclear armaments on territory of Hungary took place in Budapest on Sunday by initiative of the Left-Wing Front -- the Union of Young Workers.

In the opinion of the protesters, the year-long membership of Hungary in NATO has not helped to strengthen its security. They criticized the Hungarian authorities for refusing to hold a nation-wide plebiscite on possible deployment of nuclear arms in the country. They said they would launch a complaint to the Constitutional Court soon.

The protesters opposed the Hungarian participation in NATO and a growth of the defense budget which, to their mind, had a negative effect on living standards of average people.

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