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MSZP: Hungarians ‘Fighting Quiet War of Independence’ against Fidesz

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.23.

Bertalan Tóth, co-leader of the opposition Socialist Party (MSZP), gave a speech ahead of Hungary’s October 23 national holiday in which he insisted that the Hungarian people were “fighting a quiet war of independence” against the “repressive” governing Fidesz party.

In the speech in Kaposvár, the hometown of Imre Nagy, the martyred prime minister of 1956, Tóth said in October 1956 the Hungarian people had revolted against fear, injustice and oppression.

Milestone of the Regime Change: 1956 Martyr PM Imre Nagy Reburied 30 Years Ago
Milestone of the Regime Change: 1956 Martyr PM Imre Nagy Reburied 30 Years Ago

On June 16, 1989, Imre Nagy, the martyred prime minister of the 1956 Revolution, and his four associates were reburied. They were sentenced to death in a biased and pre-determined trial and executed in 1958 for their activities during the revolution. The commemoration of the five politicians who were the victims of the retaliation of […]Continue reading

In the speech streamed on the Socialist Party’s Facebook page, he added that Hungarians were still subject to “an oppressive power”. The local council election last October, he said in front of the memorial to Nagy, showed that “Hungarian democrats” were strong enough to “defeat dictatorship”.

Featured photo illustration by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI