Hungarian Referendum Ballots Spoilt To Protest Against Refugee ‘Hate’ Vote

Many Hungarians have spoiled their ballots in symbolic fashion to protest against a government-called referendum aimed at denying more than 1,000 refugees a new home. 

Millions voted yesterday in a national poll that saw the vast majority rally against EU-imposed migrant quotas, but not in high enough numbers to make the result legally-binding.  

To protest against the government’s treatment of asylum seekers but not have their vote contribute to the total number of valid ballots, hence rendering the result invalid, many creatively annotated their slip.

Pictures of the wounded Syrian boy whose pictures moved people across the world, funny notes, rips, and even barbed wire were used to defy prime minister Viktor Orban. They were posted by Hungarian journalist Szabolcs Panyi.

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