Politics.Hu: Judge overrules earlier decision that egg throwing is a civil right

Politics.Hu: Judge overrules earlier decision that egg throwing is a civil right:
July 15, 2008, 10:56 CET

Judge overrules earlier decision that egg throwing is a civil right
By Hungary Around the Clock

Municipal Court criminal section head István Kónya stressed on Monday that no court has ever ruled that egg throwing is protected by the right of freedom of expression. Kónya said it is out of the question that throwing eggs is permitted.

He told Magyar Hírlap that an earlier ruling in spring 2007 – when police and the prosecutor’s office jointly issued a position paper that throwing eggs does not endanger health and therefore is protected by the right of freedom of expression – applied to those specific anti-hooliganism proceedings.

Kónya added that 16 criminal cases are in process against the anti-gay demonstrators of July 5.”