Jobbik made an objection demonstration on Sunday in Budapest against solicitor Péter Dániel – who damaged the statue of Miklós Horthy of Kerek by throwing red paint on it – and against “hatred against Hungarians”. Dániel was protected against the demonstrators by police.
Tamás Gaudi-Nagy as the representative of the party urged at the gathering that more statues and monuments should be installed and more commemorations should be held for the former governor. He also declared a movement called “Act on hatred against Hungarians” against the activities of so called “hatred against Hungarians”. According to Gaudi-Nagy in Hungary one needs to fight against the calling for hatred against Hungarians, which hides behind the calling for anti-Semitism and gypsy hatred.
Last Sunday in Kereki of Somogy County a life sized Horthy statue was inaugurated which was then damaged on Wednesday dawn by throwing red paint over it and a plaque was hanged on the statue saying “Mass murderer, war criminal”. Solicitor Péter Dániel, who objected to the inauguration of the Horthy statue, formerly declared that he may damage the statue and following his act he admitted to the abuse on his Facebook page. György Szilágyi, Jobbik MP then reported him to the public prosecutor.
Péter Dániel has poured red paint on a memorial of Miklos Horthy, regent of Hungary between the two world wars, which was unveiled in the western Hungarian village of Kereki two weeks ago. Dániel, a lawyer, has posted photos on Facebook showing the painted memorial with a sign hanging round its neck with the words “Mass murderer, war criminal”. Dániel announced in advance that he was planning to pour paint on the statue.
The objection demonstration was held on Sunday with about 200 people – amongst them Jobbik MPs and Gárda members – in front of the Liberal Club on Andrássy Road at the exact time when Péter Dániel as an invited guest of the club was making a speech in the building. The lawyer arrived in a taxi to the scene and was escorted into the building by the police while the demonstrators yelled at him calling him “treasonous” and “damn Jew”.
An old lady was arrested at the beginning of the demonstration because of rowdyism and another person was escorted away from the demonstration by police after he asked to be allowed to speak up but the members of the gathering called him “damn fagot” and “Jew hessian” and disallowed him to speak up.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 05:56