“A great success of free nations, which for years have been able to work together – Poles, Hungarians, but also Italians, Lithuanians” – this is how Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska” and “Gazeta Polska Codziennie” described today’s celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution.
Saturday for Hungarians is marked by the 65th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Thousands of people gathered at the Műegyetem rkp. Technological University, from where the Peace March began. The “Gazeta Polska” Club members marched bravely with the Hungarian brothers.
The Poles, like delegations from other countries, were warmly welcomed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The Hungarian Prime Minister gave a long speech, at the beginning of which he greeted his compatriots and then the Poles, calling them “nations of freedom”.
“Good morning Hungarians, good morning Poles, good morning Italians. I warmly welcome the people of freedom. We haven’t seen each other for a long time. There are many things we must talk about today, but above all, let us remember the days of 65 years ago and the afternoon of 15 years ago,” these were the words with which Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban greeted Poles, Italians, and delegations of other countries in Budapest today.
Wiktor Młynarz, a reporter for Niezalezna. pl, who also walked in the Peace March, asked Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska” about his opinion on the event:
“A great success of free nations that have been able to work together for years – Poles, Hungarians, but also Italians Lithuanians,” Sakiewicz said.
“Delegations from many countries have come here, but the Polish representation is the most numerous. Thousands of Poles, it took half a kilometer of Budapest to walk here,” he added.
Tomasz Sakiewicz admitted that today’s Peace March can be described as the largest demonstration in Europe in recent years.
“An incredible impression. And those hundreds of thousands of Hungarians, probably the largest demonstration in Europe in recent history,” assessed Tomasz Sakiewicz.