The 10th of March is the Day of the Székely Freedom. The date has been chosen because this day in 1854 saw the execution of the memebers of the so-called “Makk conspiracy” that aimed to fight for freedom again after the failed Revolution of 1848.
On the annual demonstration, this year tens of thousands of the demonstrators came together for a protest march for the autonomy of Székely Land. The crowd, equipped with flags and billboard without any disorderly conduct, took the walk through the city of Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureş) in Transylvania, which has a substantial ethnic Hungarian community. They marched to the main square of Marosvásárhely, where the organizers and representatives gave speeches. Speakers included László Tőkés, Member of the European Parliament and chairman of the Szekler National Council. The speakers handed over the petition to the commissioned person of the government.
In the name of the participants the petition is ascertaining that Romania doesn’t give the rights what is in the documents of the Europen Council. The point is that in the Charta of Minorities and Regional Spoken Languages there is an article about recommendation of Autonomy (1201/1993 ). Romania unrightfully doesn’t take care about these articles when the country is planning the reconstruction of the public administration. For territories of Romania where there are around 90% of inhabitants of Szekler Hungarians the right should be provided for the autonomy.
The movement of the Székely Freedom was a worldwide happening. In Washington DC (USA) there was a demonstration in next to the White House. In Budapest on the Heroe’s Square a huge cockade lighted in the colors of the Székely-flag (blue and yellow).
For more information about the Szeklers and their struggle for autonomy, click here!
via: sznt.sic.hu; magyarhirlap.hu; hvg.hu
photos: vilagterkep.atlatszo.hu; ultrasliberi.hu;