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Nov 05, 2020

Hungary marks 1956 anniversary

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted and then lowered to half-mast with military honours in front of Parliament on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of November 4, 1956.

 

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted and then lowered to half-mast with military honours in front of Parliament on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of November 4, 1956, when the anti-Soviet uprising was crushed.

The ceremony, marking a national day of mourning, was attended by Tibor Benkő, Minister of Defense, and Ferenc Korom, commander of the armed forces. The public had been invited to light candles of commemoration at the House of Terror Museum during the day and in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the evening.