BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The chief of staff for Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban posted a video on his Facebook page Tuesday showing him in a district of Austria's capital that he says is dirtier, poorer and increasingly crime-ridden since immigrants began living there.
Janos Lazar says in the video that in 20 years, Hungary's capital of Budapest could look like that unidentified Vienna neighborhood if opposition parties "let in the migrants."
Hungary's parliamentary elections are April 8 and the fervently anti-immigration Orbán's Fidesz party has made migrants the focal point of the campaign.
"Evidently the streets are dirtier, evidently the area is poorer and there's lots more crime," Lázár says. "If we let them in and they will live in our cities, the consequences will be crime, impoverishment, dirt, filth and impossible urban conditions." "We are working to prevent this phenomenon," Lázár said. Lázár said only elderly pensioners remain in the Vienna district "among whites and Christians," while "everyone else is an immigrant" for whom "a city within a city" is being created. "There are a great number of schools in Vienna where there are no white Viennese children left, only the children of Muslim immigrants and immigrants from the Middle East," Lázár said.
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Renate Brauner, Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs did answer for the video above.