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The opposition parties and civic groups were holding the anti-government demonstration near the State Opera, where Hungary’s top leaders will be attending a gala celebrating the constitution on Monday night.

The activists say Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his center-right Fidesz party, which has a two-thirds parliamentary majority, have passed laws eroding the democratic system of checks and balances by, among other measures, increasing political control over the judiciary, the central bank, religious groups and the media.

The European Union, the United States and international watchdogs have criticized many of the government’s recent moves.

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