Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Two photos more for each event from Index - first the biker protest:

The President of the Republic, surrounded by five frightening yet laughable bodyguards in civilian clothes:

Another section of the crowds at another section of the shore of the Danube:

Regarding the floods, works at the most critical point, where the dam has started to move:

Due to a long history of catastrophic floods on the flat lands, and the propaganda value the former regime and all elected governments saw in a well organised flood defense. Everything is used - and this is the only job the military is good for:

Due to said well-organised flood defense, life-threatening disasters don't happen anymore and material-damaging ones are limited. The last big disaster was that 1970 flood on the Tisza (some ten thousand houses ruined). Of course, the current government will be proud if no dam-break will happen this time - under the previous government, the 2000 and 2001 Tisza floods (which broke records on the upper sections) didn't pass without dambreaks (but 'only' 222 resp. 964 homes ruined).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Apr 23rd, 2006 at 07:53:46 AM EST

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