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Extremists in Hungary try to disrupt protest against rightist theater director
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ' A few hundred protesters gathered outside Budapest's New Theater in rejection of its new director, an actor with links to far-right parties.
Dozens of members of extreme-right groups seeking to disrupt the protest, some wearing face masks and shouting racist slogans, were kept a nearly block away from the theater by police in riot gear. A few were detained by police.
Gyorgy Dorner became head of the theater Wednesday, named in October by Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos.
Dorner has described himself as a "national radical" and has taken part in rallies of Jobbik, a far-right party which won nearly 17 percent of the votes in the 2010 elections.
Dorner is also known in Hungary as the voice of Eddie Murphy and Bruce Willis in dubbed films.