Keyword: Város Mindenkié
The Constitution kicked (Budapest, May 10 2012) The first court ruling about the sit-in that took place in October 2011 against the criminalization of homelessness – in which several members of The City is for All (AVM) took part – was announced today. According to the judge, the activists protesting criminalization are guilty of misdemeanor. The members of AVM our proud of what they did: if we need to, we will engage in civil disobedience again, and we encourage other groups of the democratic opposition to do the same.
El 19 de enero del 2013, varios activistas sin hogar y simpatizantes ocuparon un edificio vacío en el distrito séptimo de Budapest. Los ocupas reivindicaban la institucionalización del derecho a la vivienda y un sistema amplio de viviendas sociales, en lugar de medidas punitivas y refugios abarrotados. Los activistas fueron arrestados y ahora se enfrentan a cargos por delitos menores por haber desobedecido las órdenes de la policía. La AIH insta a la solidaridad internacional.
Fidesz-KDNP, the ruling party coalition in Hungary, intends to include the criminalization of homelessness in the Hungarian constitution. The Parliament, where Fidesz-KDNP has supermajority, will vote on the 4th amendment to the Fundamental Law in the second week of March. This step is the culmination of the two-year-long campaign of vengeance that the government has waged against one of the most vulnerable and poorest social groups in the country: homeless people living on the street.