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Mar 16, 2017

PM Orbán has called for a rebellion against Brussels bureaucrats and liberal media outlets

During his speech to celebrate Hungary's March 15 national holiday, PM Orbán called on the people to bring about a "deep but peaceful" transformation of Europe

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called on European leaders to revolt against an "unholy alliance of Brussels bureaucrats, the liberal world media and insatiable international capitalists".

During his speech to celebrate Hungary's March 15 national holiday, PM Orbán called on the people to bring about a "deep but peaceful" transformation of Europe.

"We still have a chance to keep the rising energies of revolt within a constitutional framework and transform the European empire ... but in a peaceful and orderly fashion," the prime minister told thousands of supporters.

According to Reuters, the European Union is facing a period of change following Britain's vote to leave the 28-member bloc, with nationalist parties poised to gain support in Dutch and French elections.

Hungary has led this revolt and has locked horns with European and international partners over economic and democratic issues, most recently over migration, which the prime minister says is a threat to Europe's socio-economic make up.

Political upheaval around the world is growing because of challenges to national sovereignty from global capital and international bureaucracies, the prime minister said, adding that people were expressing their unhappiness with a perceived weakness in the face of mass immigration.

"To preserve our independence we need to bravely fight the battles that lie ahead of us. We must stop Brussels, defend our borders, deny mass relocations," he said, adding that government must be "in the hands of nationalist forces".