The freedom fighter
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:55
One could know in advance that there would be trouble at Sziget Festival, because the far-right members of the 64 Counties Youth Movement cannot tolerate not being allowed to protest against high fuel prices in front of the main stage. The question was only whether they should buy a ticket and sneak to the location in undercover, or whether they would try to break through the gates. They chose the latter, which was a pretty cowardly act as it was crystal clear that they could not get inside. Had they chosen to sneak in, they had had to face anti-fascist youngsters from abroad, the crabby punks. That could have been an interesting encounter. In the end they chose to act as if they really had wanted to get in. Eventually the police intervened and detained some of the protestors including their leader Gyula György Zagyva, an MP with the radical right-wing Jobbik. Zagyva did not want to waive his right to immunity. I do not want to insult Ferenc Gyurcsány by mentioning him in the same article with Zagyva, but it is a fact that the former prime minister requested Parliament to waive his right to immunity in a much more serious matter. They belong to different generations. Zagyva seems to be brave only when he can yell at left-wing woman demonstrators or when he can threaten journalists. One would expect more from a freedom fighter.Iván Andrassew, Népszava, August 15. 2011.