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Nov 03, 2016

Light a candle on November 4 to remember the martyrs 1956 Revolution

It was on November 4th, 1956 that the Soviet military launched an invasion to quell the revolution, triggering armed resistance by freedom fighters

The 1956 commemoration committee has asked all Hungarians to light a candle in tribute to the martyrs of the 1956 anti-Soviet revolution and freedom fight at 7pm today, November 4, Zoltán Balog, the president of the committee, said.

Balog told news agency MTI that on this day of national mourning "we are paying tribute to both the heroes and the victims".

It was on November 4, 1956 that the Soviet military launched an invasion to quell the revolution, triggering armed resistance by freedom fighters.

Lighting a candle could serve as a symbolic act for a common cause which is for all Hungarians to commemorate, irrespective of political sympathies, faith or age, all those who fought and sacrificed their lives for Hungary’s freedom 60 years ago, Balog said, who also serves as human resources minister.