In his aggressive lyrics, the rapper "Dopeman" expresses the frustrations of many young Hungarians. Now right-wing extremists are trying to use state prosecutors to silence him.
An internet portal calls on its readers to report the gangsta rapper to the police, claiming his songs defame the Hungarian nation. And, in fact, state prosecutors are investigating him. The rapper's popularity hasn't suffered in the least. His video clips have had hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. On Hungary's national day, opponents of the regime even chose him as "alternative president." On the other hand, at the same time, tens of thousands of supporters turned out to cheer the hard-core conservative prime minister, Viktor Orban, who is still firmly entrenched in power.
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