Around 2,500 Hungarians protested outside Parliament against alleged government corruption, austerity measures and deteriorating social welfare programs.

Protest organizer Zoltan Vajda said that the 2015 state budget to be approved by lawmakers Monday was unworthy of Hungary.

Rallies against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government have been held regularly over the past two months, sparked by a failed attempt to tax Internet use, Orban's increasingly close economic ties with Russia and suspected corruption among top officials, including at the national tax office.

Protesters at Sunday's rally were also upset by government plans to prevent most stores from opening on Sundays and a proposal to greatly expand the system of road tolls.