Quickly moving to utilize emergency measures passed last week, critics say Prime Minister Viktor Orban is "killing democracy."
Under a state of emergency decree, the prime minister can jail people for ‘disinformation’ and rule by decree.
President Donald Trump praised Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian prime minister who has tried to take over the independent news media and who has refused to accept Syrian refugees.
Orbán has attacked the judiciary, taken over the free press and led anti-Semitic assaults, including against a major university, but Trump praised him lavishly.
'My jaw hit the floor," an Atlantic writer said of the ambassador's remark days before Trump is to welcome the infamous right-wing leader to the White House.
Hundreds of police in riot gear shepherded what was one of the biggest demonstrations Viktor Orban has faced since he rose to power in 2010.
"It is a dark day for Europe and a dark day for Hungary,” said CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in a statement.
Viktor Orbán has pushed a Soros-backed university out of the country, the latest sign that Hungary’s democracy truly is failing.
Central European University announced it's being forced to move by Viktor Orban's far-right government.
Viktor Orban has led the anti-migrant shift that now threatens to fracture the European Union.