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Hungarian nationalists block border crossing in Komarom, Hungary

A blockade of the one lane of the road at the Slovak-Hungarian border-crossing in Komarom, Hungary by supporters of Hungarian nationalist groups Jobbik and Hungarian Guard, carried out in reaction to the ban against Hungarian President László Sólyom entering Slovakia on August 21, took place between 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday, August 22, the TASR newswire reported.

A blockade of the one lane of the road at the Slovak-Hungarian border-crossing in Komarom, Hungary by supporters of Hungarian nationalist groups Jobbik and Hungarian Guard, carried out in reaction to the ban against Hungarian President László Sólyom entering Slovakia on August 21, took place between 11:00 and 15:00 on Saturday, August 22, the TASR newswire reported.

The blockade featured five vehicles and around ten persons, including two members of the Hungarian Guard. Some of the drivers passing by the protesters expressed their sympathy with the blockade, TASR wrote. The queues that were occasionally created at the site didn't cause any incidents and the traffic was directed by Hungarian police.

The demonstrators were carrying flags of the Arpad Dynasty and the Jobbik party. One of the cars displayed a banner reading “This is the Slovak intelligence?”

A diplomatic row has erupted between the two nations over Hungarian President László Sólyom's plan to attend the unveiling of a stature to Hungary's King Stephen I on August 21 - the 41st anniversary of the invasion of Slovakia by Warsaw Pact troops (including Hungarians). TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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