Budapest, October 25 (MTI) – A commemoration in honour of the victims of the Kossuth Square massacre that took place on October 25, during Hungary’s anti-Soviet revolution of 1956, was held on Sunday. The national flag was lowered to half-mast in honour of the victims on Kossuth Square, in front of parliament.
Addressing the commemoration, Hungary’s former prime minister and a survivor of the 1956 uprising, Peter Boross, said on this day the nation remembers the shooting when the blood of innocents was shed. He said the shooting had “created a whole new situation in the revolution and its historic significance was that it had created a universal effort in the freedom-fight all throughout the country.”
Volleys of shots were fired at the unarmed demonstrators on the square from different locations killing hundreds on the day dubbed “Bloody Thursday” in 1956.