Video: Hungarian Rapper Acquitted For Anti-Orbán Stunt

  • 28 Jan 2016 9:30 AM
Video: Hungarian Rapper Acquitted For Anti-Orbán Stunt
Buda Central District Court yesterday acquitted rap singer László Pityinger, known as “Dopeman,” of a charge of rowdy conduct for his actions at an anti-government protest in September 2013. A polystyrene statue of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was symbolically pulled down during the rally on Clark Ádám tér. When the head of the statue broke off, Pityinger kicked it along the ground.

Dopeman also inserted obscenities into a rendition of the national anthem at the rally.

Proceedings were launched after individuals turned to the authorities in outrage after seeing TV coverage of the incident.

Dopeman told reporters after the trial that thanks to courts the rule of law still exists, but “let’s not forget that the police and the prosecution totally served the system and the regime”.

He said the verdict was fair, but in a state governed by the rule of law it is ridiculous to make a criminal case out of such a matter.

The prosecutor appealed against the verdict.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Kovács Tamás

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