The pro-Fidesz civil organization CÖF and associated foundation CÖKA have announced another peace march in Budapest for the national holiday on March 15, a few weeks before the next general election. They are expecting 680,000 people to take part and “show our strength and give proof to Brussels.”
According to László Csizmadia, the president of the civil organization, the preparation for the next “peace march” on March 15 has already begun, with twice as many participants expected as the last one in October.
Every Hungarian neighbor with a sense of normality should strive to make his neighbor and his neighbor’s neighbor see what is happening in Hungary.”
Csizmadia said that former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, who in his view is the real leader of the opposition, is planning to create a one-party system. However, he thinks the opposition is “on the floor.” In contrast, the Orbán-led government is “made up of wonderful people who work day and night for the people,” he said. Csizmadia urged people to look at how many things and benefits the population has received from this government.
The last peace march took place on October 23, 2021, on the National Day in Budapest with 340,000 people participating, according to the organizers. Here Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave a fiery speech. This was the ninth march in support of Orbán administrations since January 2012.
“Never again!” The previous peace march in 2021. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI
“Never again!” The previous peace march in 2021. Photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI
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