Hundreds gathered in Budapest for a march marking Roma Pride Day for the fifth time on Saturday.
Participants marched from Blaha Lujza Square to Nyugati Railway Station, demanding equal opportunities for the Roma community and chanting slogans such as “Solidarity!”, “Democracy, rule of law, republic!”, “We belong here!”.
Speaking to the crowd, former ombudsman Lászlo Majtényi said
“it is our shared moral duty to show solidarity with the poor and downtrodden”.
“An honest and brave Roma regards refugees not as competitors but as fellow human beings in need of help”, he added.
Roma Pride Day was held for the fifth time in Budapest to celebrate Roma identity, self-esteem and dignity.
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