An estimated 15,000 people joined demonstrations yesterday in Budapest against a law allowing employers to demand hundreds of hours of overtime yet delay wages by up to three years. Marchers, who also used the opportunity to rail against right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, headed to Hungary’s public television headquarters in freezing temperatures to read a statement, but were rebuffed. Meanwhile, pro-government media blamed the unrest on Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros. Since Wednesday, dozens have been arrested and several police officers have been injured.


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