A bomb scare forced hundreds of extreme right-wing demonstrators to relocate their “day of honour” ceremonies from Clark Ádám tér on February 15 2014. After clashes with anti-fascist activists were quelled by a heavy police presence, demonstrators proceeded to lay wreaths and hold speeches to commemorate a 1945 battle against the Soviets.
Tourists crossing the Chain Bridge at noon were surprised to find a police line surrounding Clark Ádám tér. Their irritation was shared by groups of far-right activists wearing combat boots, military fatigues or black hoodies emblazoned with phrases like “Blood and Honour”. Some carried Hungarian flags or wreaths they hoped to lay as part of the annual “day of honour” ceremonies, an important event for extreme right-wing movements in Hungary.
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(Photo: J Arthur White)