Hungarian protesters partially block another road to Slovakia

Nationalist Hungarian groups blocked traffic in one lane of the main road in the Hungarian town of Esztergom on November 13, the SITA newswire wrote. Thirteen cars with Hungarian flags partially blocked the road leading from the border crossing with the Slovak town of Štúrovo near the Mária Valéria bridge from 1pm. They distributed leaflets in Hungarian which read: We would like to be good neighbours - please do not hurt Hungarians.

Nationalist Hungarian groups blocked traffic in one lane of the main road in the Hungarian town of Esztergom on November 13, the SITA newswire wrote. Thirteen cars with Hungarian flags partially blocked the road leading from the border crossing with the Slovak town of Štúrovo near the Mária Valéria bridge from 1pm. They distributed leaflets in Hungarian which read: We would like to be good neighbours - please do not hurt Hungarians.

Csaba Ferenc Varga, a captain in the local police, said the organisations participating in the protest announced the event in line with the law, i.e. 72 hours in advance. "That is why we prepared ourselves to monitor the protest. We are responsible mainly for security and traffic flow.”

"The town of Esztergom condemns these protests … Štúrovo is its partner town and cross-border cooperation between these two towns is very intensive. Our joint goal is preservation of good neighbourhood relations," said a spokesman for the municipality of Esztergom, István Takács. SITA


Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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