The perpetrators are presumably members of an opposing group called ‘Aryan Greens’, who, shortly after the rainbow flag was displayed at Ferencváros City Hall, took the flag of the LGBTQ community down on the evening of the 14 August and then trampled on it and set it on fire.
Yesterday, in the late evening of August 14, an entry was posted on the Facebook page of 888. According to the information of 444, the article was about the action of a group called ‘Aryan Greens’ who posted photos on their own Facebook page. From the pictures, it can be concluded that
the group took down the rainbow flag from the building of the Ferencváros municipality in Budapest, trampled on it, and then burned the flag.
They shared the pictures with the following text: „Ez a város…. Nem az a város… FERENCVÁROS !!!!!!!” which means “This city… is not that kind of city… it is Ferencváros!”. Mayor Krisztina Baranyi also reacted to this act of provocation on her Facebook profile.
Hvg also claims that the presumed perpetrators were members of an extremist group who boasted about their actions on Facebook. The Budapest Pride Parade is usually held around this time in the capital, but this year it is cancelled, though there will be a festival which will be conducted through alternative events, taking into consideration the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: 444.hu, Hvg.hu