Two young people vandalised a popular monument commemorating the so-called Véres Csütörtök (Bloody Thursday) in Budapest’s iconic Kossuth Square. Below you may find a video about what they did.
According to index.hu, police officers of the Budapest headquarters caught two young Hungarians stealing bronze rifle bullets from the Bloody Thursday monument, located on the opposite side of the Hungarian Parliament.
They hammered down eleven bullets from the monument, which was under reconstruction. Security service employees reported the crime to the police, who caught the two 24-year-old perpetrators. Furthermore, the officers seized bronze bullets worth more than HUF 1 million (EUR 2,563).
The renovation would cost approximately HUF 10 million (EUR 25,641.25). Police took the perpetrators into custody for theft after their interrogation.
The Bloody Thursday monument commemorates the tragic events of 25 October 1956 in Kossuth Square. Several people opened fire from the top floor of a nearby building on unarmed people fraternising with the Soviet troops. In the general chaos, the Soviets returned to their tanks, and clashes started between the freedom fighters and the Soviets in Budapest. The aim of the shooting was to stop collaboration between the Soviet soldiers and the victorious Hungarian revolutionists. The bloody act resulted in 100 dead and hundreds of casualties. All the victims were unarmed Budapest citizens. The perpetrators were probably agents of the Communist state security force, the ÁVH.
Below you may check out the video:
Source: index.hu, DNH