roundToday is the memorial day of the 1848 Revolution. There are usually speeches and music pieces performed and people wear a round flag with the national colors (red, white and green). However, due to the unrest in past months, there were expected to be riots this holiday. Everyone from students to the English paper warned about not being around any crowds or group gatherings. Even the Embassies of the U.S., Great Britain, and Australia had warnings out.
Regardless, since it fell on a Thursday, this gave me a five day weekend. Ron and I took a walk to the video store and then took the bus around the Parliament area to see what was happening. The Parliament is now walled off with a fence, but there were few people hanging around.
We went for a coffee, then heading home. Ron stayed on the tram to continue to Blaha, his curiosity getting the best of him. There was nothing happening there either, but one of our guests who came in later that evening said there was tear gas on Andrassy and he felt the remnants of it as he walked home. The events must have happened later in the evening.