Hungarian civil organizations condemn neo-Nazism

Representatives of civil organizations condemned discrimination, racism and the spreading of neo-Nazi ideology at a demonstration commemorating the 68th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, in central Budapest on Saturday, MTI News Agency reported

Hungarian civil organizations condemn neo-Nazism

Representatives of civil organizations condemned discrimination, racism and the spreading of neo-Nazi ideology at a demonstration commemorating the 68th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, in central Budapest on Saturday, MTI News Agency reported.

"The evil ideology of Nazism is now gaining ground once again," Vilmos Hanti, head of the Hungarian Anti-Fascist Federation, which organized the event, said reporters.

Hanti noted that the extreme-right Jobbik party's paramilitary Hungarian Guard, its members sporting black uniforms with symbols of Hungary's WWII Nazi party, had been formed in Budapest exactly a week ago.

"Aggressive formations, inciting hatred and fear such as this one, must be rejected," MEP Katalin Levai of the governing Socialist Party said in her address to the gathering. She called it sad that "the conservative right had not clearly dissociated itself" from the new militia.

"Nothing is as detrimental to the reputation of a right-wing party as neo-Nazi associations," Levai added.

The demonstration started at 4:45 a.m. local time, at the same time when Germany had attacked Poland on September 1 in 1939.

Agencies

Last Mod: 02 Eylül 2007, 16:42
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