Thousands Swarm Budapest Streets to Protest Unprecedented Internet Tax

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Hungary’s government wants to tax Internet data, and thousands of citizens responded to the plan by swarming the streets of the capital on Sunday night.

Around 10,000 people turned up in Budapest to protest the proposal, which would tax Internet providers 150 Hungarian forints (around $0.60) per gigabyte of traffic they serve to users. The protesters, who mainly organized through a Facebook group that has almost 220,000 likes, are afraid that providers will push the cost of the tax down to customers, limiting Internet access and hurting freedom of speech.

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