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Pro-Russian Demonstration in Budapest Back on Again, But in Different Location

While several news outlets reported yesterday that the Facebook event for a demonstration in solidarity with Russia had been canceled, it is now apparently back on at a different location, reports RTL.hu.

A new Facebook event has been created showing that instead of the previously-planned Heroes’s Square location, the demonstration will now be held in Budapest’s Freedom Square on Saturday, April 30, at 2:00pm.

Freedom Square is the location of a monument commemorating the “liberation” of Hungary by Soviet troops in World War II, as well as the location of the U.S. Embassy.

Several hundreds people had indicated that they would be attending the previous pro-Russian event, and around 2,000 people had indicated their interest in attending. [RTL.hu]

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2 Comments

  1. Misi bacsi

    Good location for such an outrage as a pro Putin demonstration given the earlier attempt by the Orban regime to show Hungary as the “victim” of the nazi regime via the so nazi occupation monument. After all, that monument is very a short distance from the well maintained monument to Soviet “liberation.” Just as Hungary was an active collaborator with the nazi regime in World War II, the current Hungarian regime -unlike any other EU and/or NATO member is clearly enabling the Putin regime. Professor Paul A. Hanebrink in commenting on these so called monuments has called attention to the manufactured distortion of Holocaust memory and the problem of “double occupation”.

    • Steven

      Yes, I forgot about that newer monument also on the square put up around 10 years ago, but it raised a lot of eyebrows at the time for the reasons you mentioned.

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