On September 17, the biggest riots in Hungary’s post-soviet history started on the streets of Budapest. In the next couple of days, a coalition of football hooligans and extreme right-wing protesters laid seige to the building of the Hungarian state TV, clashed with police and caused mayhem throughout the city.
The riots were sparked by a tape leaked to the media, which featured socialist prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitting to his fellow socialists that the governemnet had been lying to the public for the last years.
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