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Královský Chlmec municipality condemns National Guard gathering

The local authorities and the people of Královský Chlmec (Košice region) issued a statement on November 10 condemning the gathering of 41 members of the Hungarian Guard in the town on November 8.

The local authorities and the people of Královský Chlmec (Košice region) issued a statement on November 10 condemning the gathering of 41 members of the Hungarian Guard in the town on November 8.

"The National Guard’s visit didn't take place at the town's invitation and was very unexpected," Královský Chlmec deputy mayor Arpád Kalapos told the TASR newswire.

The police apprehended 28 Hungarian citizens on the spot who were wearing Hungarian Nazi uniforms from the 1930s and 1940s. A search of the gathering attendees' cars revealed that they also had other Nazi regalia, which is a crime in Slovakia. The offenders could face up to three years in jail.

Foreign Minister Ján Kubiš briefed his Hungarian counterpart Kinga Göncz about the incident. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Robert Fico mentioned that Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány has a long-standing invitation to pay an official visit to Slovakia. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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