Tens of thousands of people protested against Hungary's new constitution in Budapest Monday night, demanding that Prime Minister Viktor Orban resign.
Crowds outside the city's opera house called the prime minister "Viktator" - a pun on "dictator" - as Orban and other dignitaries attended a gala inside.
Lasting nearly five hours, the protest was organized by opposition parties and civil society groups who say the new constitution is anti-democratic.
American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed similar concerns last year, pushing Orban to commit to "the independence of the judiciary, a free press, and governmental transparency."
Orban and other officials left the gala celebrating the new constitution through back doors to avoid the demonstration.
The new constitution, which took effect on January 1, omits "republic" from Hungary's official name, and includes several paragraphs which Amnesty International says violate international human rights.FULL STORY