Well I am having fun here in Budapest. Just got my first taste of CS gas in several years Gassing protesters I was with the wench and got bored at the opposition party 'Fidez' rally and so we made our way to the official commeration ceremony at the Parliament Square. Only problem was that the local plod (rendorseg) had other ideas and started lobbing loads of CS our way (I say our way, but there were about 10,000 of us ). The plod have these little landrovers with multi-barrel cs canister launchers on the back. Quite effective except that they give no cover to the operator It is getting a bit serious here as the police are now kicking the crap out of anyone they can find. Earlier today the President (univerally loved) the Prime Minister (a lying little 5hit) and the Speaker of the Parliament (respected) gave out medals to some of the original fighters against the Soviets 50 years ago. Over 3/4's of them refused to shake hands with the PM after shaking hands with the President and Speaker - he looked as though someone had just skiffed him Background information: Ference Gyurcsany (the Prime Minister) was caught on tape screaming at the 'cabinet' that he and they had lied to win the election. (they told monumental porkies). He was also the youth leader of the Communists up until the fall of communism, and then made several hundred million euros by buying state assets and selling them (buy them for 100 euros, sell them 2 months later for 25 million. Sweet). He is an unreformed communist who has scared away most foriegn investors from Hungary and has caused economic calamity here. Just seen on the news: there was a display of tanks from the Soviet invasion along with other period vehicles. The demonstrators have just managed to start two of the tanks (T54s) and are now trundling around the city inner ring road in them!