A private security company hired by the government did not allow numerous people to enter the official state commemoration event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising at Kossuth Square on Sunday, reports index.hu. The public event drew thousands to listen to an address by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. A large faction of […]
The government’s propaganda machine has shifted into high gear, accusing protesters at Sunday’s official 1956 commemoration ceremony of heckling the Hungarian and Polish national anthems, despite consider evidence to the contrary. The following video shared by print and online weekly 168 Óra shows protesters at the government’s event singing the national anthem. While some protestors may have […]
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addressed the Hungarian nation Sunday from a podium atop an enormous stage in Kossuth Square during a ceremony commemorating the failed uprising of 1956.
Jobbik supporters paraded through the streets of Budapest with torches in commemoration of the 1956 Uprising late Sunday afternoon. Speeches were delivered at Corvin Plaza, then wreaths were laid at the Pest Boys statue (a memorial to the young men who were involved in heavy fighting against the Soviets at Corvin Plaza). The group of 1,000-2,000 […]
An opposition rally commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising was held at Blaha Lujza square in Budapest Sunday afternoon. Some 3,000 people attended the “Wash away the shame” event organized by Szolidaritás (Solidarity) movement and a civil organization by the name of the New Hungarian Republic. The Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), Democratic Coalition (DK) […]