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In pictures: Aftermath of Budapest clashes

A man passes the headquarters of Hungary state television on Tuesday morning

The shells of burnt out cars littered the front of Hungary's state TV headquarters in Budapest on Tuesday, following protests overnight.

A police and sniffer dog

Police sniffer dogs checked the vehicles for traces of explosives before the clean-up began.

Demonstrators outside the headquarters of Hungarian State Television

The demonstrators had gathered on Monday for an initially peaceful demonstration to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany.

Demonstrators storm the headquarters of Hungarian State Television

Trouble began at the television station, when a small group of protesters tried to hand in a petition.

A Hungarian riot police officer throws a stone back to demonstrator

A clash with riot police ensued and the square rapidly filled with mainly young people.

Demonstrators storm the headquarters of Hungarian State Television

A small crowd threw stones and bottles and broke the building's windows.

Police cornered by protesters outside state television headquarters in Budapest late on Monday

The battles were fierce. More than 100 police were among the 150 people reported injured.

Demonstrators storm the headquarters of Hungarian State Television

The protesters were able to gain access to the building, which they ransacked before police regained control.

Cars on fire outside the headquarters of state television in Budapest

Several cars outside the building were torched.

A Hungarian demonstrator stands against water cannon sprayed by riot police

Police used water cannon and teargas against the protesters, who were angry at Mr Gyurcsany's admission that his Socialist government told lies to win an election.

Demonstrators storm the headquarters of Hungarian State Television

These are the first such clashes to take place in Hungary since the fall of communism and the establishment of democracy in the late 1980s.






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