Monday, October 23, 2006

The Message of 1956

Via Reuters:

I am here because we have to fight this government, we have to destroy them,” said Laszlo Toth, aged 76, who attended a rally at Korvin Square at which veterans of 1956 were present.

“Aged 19 I was arrested and taken to (secret police headquarters in) Andrassy Street, I confessed to everything so they would stop beating me. I am here for the younger generation,” he said.

Fidesz leader Viktor Orban urged protesters to refrain from violence but told the rally estimated by state news agency MTI at 100,000 people the nation was facing an “illegitimate” government and demanded a referendum on its economic reforms.

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