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Thousands March In Hungary To Support Soros-Founded University

Thousands of Hungarian and foreign students marched in Budapest on April 2 demanding the government withdraw a bill that could force the closure of Central European University. CEU was founded in 1991 by Hungarian-born U.S. financier George Soros. Students and faculty said the legislation was an attack on freedom of education. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is an outspoken critic of Soros and liberal civil groups funded by his foundation. Orban said CEU violated regulations in awarding its diplomas, an allegation that the university has rejected as false. (Reuters)