The public prosecutor of Szolnok pressed charges against the 23-year-old and 19-year-old perpetrators for using an authoritarian symbol.
According to 24.hu, they put up a 200X180 cm swastika banner on April 18 in Szolnok, on the Tiszavirág Bridge, celebrating the birthday of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
On the banner, they wrote:
“There is no other way for me: victory or death,”
and put a swastika on it as well. The banner was removed by an unknown person a couple of hours later.
On the evening of April 20, the two young Hungarians returned and put up another banner on the underpass of Pozsonyi Street. They wrote on the banner:
“Life does not forgive weakness,” and put a swastika on this one, too.
However, they made a mistake by using the double negative, writing the word ‘No’ twice, so they went home for spray paint.
The police caught them not far from the underpass. One of them even carried SS badges. The officers removed the banner the same evening.
According to szoljon.hu, the prosecutor asked for imprisonment (ranging between 5-90 days) and the seizure of the Nazi and SS badges. The court of Szolnok will decide on the issue. Both the mayor of Szolnok and the leader of the local Jewish community expressed their indignation and shock over the events.
Featured image: illustration; source: police.hu
Source: 24.hu, szoljon.hu