Protests Continue At Occupation Memorial Site In Budapest

  • 10 Apr 2014 9:00 AM
Protests Continue At Occupation Memorial Site In Budapest
Demonstrators protesting against the erection of a memorial designed to pay tribute to the victims of the German occupation pulled down the fence erected around the work site yesterday, as they had done when work began on Tuesday.

As the activists had tools with them, they did their work more systematically at the Szabadság tér site. Onlooking police officers did not intervene.

Democratic Coalition vice-president Péter Niedermüller and Csaba Horváth, head of the Socialist group on Budapest city council, stressed that they will not allow the erection of the memorial, saying it would make the square an assembly point for neo-Nazis. Horváth accused the prime minister of “waging a war on history”.

About 300 people attended the demonstration.

In response to the protests, Christian Democrat MP Bence Rétvári accused the activists of “street aggression” and “hate mongering” and implied that they come from the far left.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Kovács Tamás

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