Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s revolutionaries in 1956 believed that an oppressive state or “sheer Soviet force” cannot destroy the nation’s craving for freedom, the opposition Socialist Party said in a statement on Friday, the anniversary of the uprising.
In 2015, once again, Hungary has leaders that “seek to control the people through a combination of deceit, intimidation, and sheer force”, said the statement signed by Agnes Kunhalmi, head of the Socialist Party’s Budapest chapter.
The incumbent government is “selling off” the country; they have indebted Hungary through an “obscure” loan agreement with Russia and plans for a “redundant” upgrade to Hungary’s Paks nuclear plant, the statement said.
According to the document, however, “oppression” cannot last in the long term; “this is no longer a world in which some corrupt politicians could captivate a country”. “Hungary’s craving for freedom is stronger than any government will ever be.”