Protesters in Hungary demand resignation of tax chief banned from US for alleged corruption

Government And Institutions Associated Press

Protesters are demanding the resignation of the head of Hungary's tax collection agency and some of her colleagues after the United States issued entry bans against them because of suspected links to corruption.

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Organizers said more than 10,000 people were marching Sunday evening in downtown Budapest to the Economy Ministry, which oversees the tax authority.

After over two weeks of speculation, Ildiko Vida acknowledged in a newspaper interview published Wednesday that she and some of her colleagues had been notified by the U.S. Embassy in Budapest about the ban. No other officials have come forward.

On Oct. 18, the embassy said six unidentified people had been banned for "either engaging in or benefiting from corruption."