Hungary commemorates 1956 Soviet invasion
Budapest, November 4 (MTI) – The Hungarian flag was raised and then lowered to half-mast with military honours in front of Parliament on Friday to mark the 60th anniversary of the crushing of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.
The flag will remain at half-mast throughout the day.
The ceremony was attended by President János Áder, House Speaker László Kövér, Chief of Staff Tibor Benkő, representatives of political parties as well as state and military organisations and members of the diplomatic corps.
In the afternoon, defence ministry state secretary Tamás Vargha will pay tribute to the victims of the revolution at Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr public cemetery.
In the evening, candle lighting ceremonies will be held nationwide in tribute to the martyrs.
The Hungarian government in 2013 declared November 4 to be a national day of mourning.