Hungary’s government accused the Belgian capital of trying to censor it on Thursday after a van it commisioned to drive through Brussels with a billboard linking migration to terrorist attacks was stopped by police. ,,,
Kovacs said the intervention was unacceptable, arguing that nothing illegal had been done and that the Hungarian government had the right to express its opinion.
Police in Brussels confirmed to Euronews that they had intervened and that an official report had been drawn up against the driver but did not disclose on what grounds.
The mobile billboard featured pictures of two terror attacks on European soil, which took place in 2016 — at Brussels’ Zaventem airport and in the French coastal city of Nice. …
It also displayed a picture of MEP Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in Parliament and a fervent critic of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. …
The Hungarian government’s stunt was inspired by Verhofstadt himself. Last month, the MEP used a billboard mounted on a truck to criticise Orban.
But to the grim authoritarian Verhofstadt, turnabout is not fair play.
hat-tip Stephen Neil