Israeli flag burned at Hungary retirement protest

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May 8, 2011 10:44

 
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The flag of Israel was burned as thousands of Hungarian public service employees protested against a government plan to abolish early retirement on Friday, AFP reported.

According to Hungarian public television M1, a white cloth with the Star of David, resembling the Israeli flag, was lit on fire as thousands of police officers, firefighters, customs, prison guards and soldiers demonstrated against the government program.

Several members of extreme the right-wing militias "For a Brighter Future" and "Defense Forces" took part in the protest, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

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