Hundred thousands of ethnic Hungarians held rallies on yesterday to demand autonomy for their minority group in the areas where they live in Romania.

Prayer for autonomyCommon Prayer for autonomy

IMG_1383They would like to protect the Székely region

KézdivásárhelyThe center of Kézdivásárhely (Targu Secuiesc) during the ceremony

Székely smileAll generations are affected by the autonomy




walkingThe protesters on the highway

provocation-RomaniaRomanian extreme right provocation after the Székely demonstration

The marches on 55 km long — with people waving Székely and Hungarian flags, singing and riding horses and carriages — were held yesterday in 14 communities of Transylvania, including the town of Kézdivásárhely (Targu Secuiesc).

In the Hungarian capital, Budapest thousands marched to the Romanian Embassy carrying a sign reading “Territorial autonomy for Szeklerland” referring to the stretches of Romania where ethnic Hungarians are concentrated.

There were rallies held in the Hungarian cities of Debrecen, Keszthely, Sárospatak and Szolnok. In addition, rallies were in London, Vienna, Brussels, Helsinki, Berlin, Stockholm, Pozsony (Bratislava), Stuttgart, Halmstad, Sweden, Zurich and Topolya (Serbia). Rallies were held overseas, in Australia, in US cities (Washington, Los Angeles, New York), Canadian cities (Toronto and Ottawa).

by David Harper


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