A demonstration of people who are opponents of the Trianon Treaty that was held in front of the residence of the Slovak Embassy in Budapest this weekend was quiet, the
Slovak Foreign Ministry told the SITA newswire. According to the ministry, fewer of what it called extremists participated than in previous years and the ministry reported no disturbances or damage to its property.
Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Boris Gandel said that the demonstration had a peaceful character. Gandel added that Slovak diplomats condemn any displays of extremism and what he called revisionism. Gandel viewed it as positive that there were fewer protesters and their statements were less intense. He also stated that Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák, who paid an official visit to Budapest last week, expects that extremist forces in Hungary will become even more marginalised in the future.
Some 1,500 people attended the demonstration in downtown Budapest on June 3 on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the signing the Treaty of Trianon that fell on Monday, June 4.
The Treaty of Trianon was signed in 1920 and ended World War I by representatives of Hungary and members of the Allied Powers. Under the terms of the treaty, Hungary lost at least two-thirds of the territory of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and two-thirds of the residents of that area.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Jun 2012 at 14:00