Budapest (MTI) – Radical right organisations held an event to mark the anniversary of a 1945 attempt by Nazi soldiers to break out of Buda Castle, sieged by Soviet troops, on Saturday.

Speakers at the demonstration hailed the memory of German and allied Hungarian soldiers in the attempt. At the beginning of the event, the participants, many of whom were wearing WWII uniform or outfit, sang the Hungarian and the pre-1945 German anthems.

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The demonstration was attended by several hundred people, while about 100 anti-Fascist counter demonstrators sounded horns, beat drums and chanted slogans such as “Nazi go home” or “Nazi scum”.

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A police cordon separated the two groups.

Last Saturday, radical nationalists held a march on the occasion of the same anniversary in central Hungary’s Székesfehervár. Parties of the leftist opposition and Jewish organisations condemned the event while the police launched an investigation.

Photo: MTI


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