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Mar 11, 2021

Officials mark Day of Szekler Freedom

“This day is also to pay tribute to the courage of the Szekler people standing united and fighting for autonomy defined within a European framework and in line with fundamental European principles.”

 

Katalin Szili, the Prime Minister’s Commissioner, and Árpád János Potápi, State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, have issued a joint statement to mark the Day of Szekler Freedom.

According to MTI, the two officials paid tribute to Szekler freedom fighters executed in Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely) on March 10, 1854. “This day is also to pay tribute to the courage of the Szekler people standing united and fighting for autonomy defined within a European framework and in line with fundamental European principles.”

Signatories to the statement noted that the civil initiative aimed at promoting national regions within the European Union was now supported by nearly 1.2 million people, adding that the high number indicated the high level of “unity and solidarity”.

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