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Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in the streets of the Hungarian capital Monday, the latest in a series of protests against changes to the country’s tax code, the Associated Press reported.

Since last week, demonstrators, most working as food delivery couriers and independent entrepreneurs, have been blocking major roads and bridges in Budapest. The demonstrations have taken a more anti-government stance since they began when the ruling Fidesz party of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban used its parliamentary supermajority to pass a law amending a popular tax scheme.

Known as KATA, the scheme benefitted small businesses and freelancers – such as delivery drivers – by allowing them to pay a low, flat tax rate.

But the changes will force the majority of about 450,000 workers who use the scheme out of business. Many protesters said the amendment will result in major tax hikes or a loss of work when it takes effect on Sept. 1.

The new law comes as the country grapples with a weakening economy and currency and the highest inflation in nearly 25 years.

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