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(CNN) -- Early Tuesday, protesters across Hungary clashed with police and in Budapest stormed the headquarters of state television, responding with violence to a leaked recording that caught the countries prime minister admitting the government "lied morning, evening and night" about the economy.
We asked CNN.com readers to send in their thoughts and first hand experiences of the unfolding events in Hungary. Here is a selection of responses, some of which have been edited:
A lot of people think they cannot change this system through democratic steps. If your enemy uses unfair weapons (lies and media-manipulation), the only possible way to win may be through unfair moves. I personally disagree with vandalism but what else can disappointed men do? I hope, Hungary will soon find its way to real democracy.
Actually, I was not in Budapest, but everywhere in the country there are demonstration still. For weeks the people have been against the government, everywhere the prime minister goes, you can loudly hear demonstrations. In their campaign the government promised to follow the tax-decreasing etc, but they lied! Enough!
The most violent rioters were members of the anti-Semitic hard-core gangs of some football club. They are not making a revolution as they claim it but they burn cars, loot the TV studios and support the most extreme nationalist-right wing parties in Hungary. I hope that they will not succeed. Thank you for listening for my comments and thank you for your objective and fair coverage from Budapest.
Sara Sahafian: "I am a foreigner living in Budapest. Hungarians seem to be such calm people, these riot are quite a surprise."
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