Huge anti-war rally in Budapest ahead of EU elections (VIDEOS)


ER Editor: It’s difficult to find Viktor Orban’s address to a large crowd yesterday with English subtitles. In place of that is a Sputnik piece and Budapest Times article reporting what Orban said. 

Some more tweets —


Huge anti-war rally in NATO member’s capital (VIDEOS)

Hungarians don’t want to “shed blood” for Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a large crowd in Budapest


Hundreds of thousands participated in a peace march in Hungary’s capital, Budapest on Saturday, denouncing the EU’s policy of escalating tensions with Russia. The event culminated with a speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who accused Brussels of bringing Europe closer to a global conflict.

Huge anti-war rally in NATO member’s capital (VIDEOS)

The demonstrators marched from the iconic Chain Bridge to Margaret Island on the Danube River.

Many carried flags, chanted pacifist slogans, and held signs reading “No war” and “Give us peace, Lord.”

“Never before have so many people lined up for peace. We are the biggest peace corps, the largest peacekeeping force in Europe,” the prime minister said, as quoted by Reuters. “Europe must be prevented from rushing into war, into its own destruction.”

Orban said his country must draw lessons from the devastation it went through the darkest times of the 20th century. “In the two world wars, the Hungarians lost 1.5 million lives, and with them – their future children and grandchildren,” he told the crowd.

“I’m saying this slowly so that Brussels would understand: we will not go to war. We will not go to the East for a third time, we will not go to the Russian front again.”

Orban urged everyone to support the “pro-peace and pro-sovereignty” agenda of the ruling Fidesz party in the European Parliament election next week. “Do we want to shed Hungarian blood for Ukraine? No, we don’t,” he said.

The pro-war [forces] have gone beyond common sense by wanting to defeat Russia as they tried to do during the First World War and the Second World war.

Since the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, Orban has repeatedly accused the EU leadership in Brussels of dangerous brinkmanship with Moscow and warned that the bloc must not allow itself to be dragged into a full-blown war.

Budapest has refused to provide any military aid to Ukraine and threatened to veto financial assistance to Kiev. Orban heavily criticized the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow by the EU, arguing that the bloc had “shot itself in the lungs” by undermining trade and its own energy supply.



ER: See also this by The Budapest Times —

Orban: ‘We do not want to shed blood for Ukraine. We will not to go war’


Orban: Coalition for Peace Could Be Created After Elections in US and EU


BUDAPEST (Sputnik) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that a transatlantic coalition for peace could be formed after the European Parliament elections and the US presidential election, especially if a pro-peace president is be elected in the United States.

“The elections are in a week, after that we can create a European coalition for peace. In the fall, the Americans may elect a pro-peace president, and with them together we can create a pan-Western transatlantic coalition for peace,” Orban told Peace March participants.

Peace advocates were in the minority at the beginning of the year, but by the end of the year they could form a majority in the West, Orban added.
Tens of thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Saturday at a peace march to protest the European country’s possible involvement in the Ukraine conflict ahead of the European Parliament elections, slated for June 6-9.

At the moment, however, the bloc continues its escalation against Russia: after the NATO parliamentary assembly stated in May that Ukraine has the right to attack the Russian territories with weapons supplied by the West, France, Germany, Netherlands, and many other European nations approved that move.

The US presidential election will take place in November, with stakes rising higher last week after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump was found guilty by a New York court on all 34 criminal counts of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump lambasted the verdict as a part of political witchhunt against him, while his campaign reported a record $53 million sum of donations in the span of 24 hours following the conviction.


Featured image, crowd: AP Denes Erdos

Featured image, men in T-shirts: AP Denes Erdos


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2 Comments on Huge anti-war rally in Budapest ahead of EU elections (VIDEOS)

  1. ER Editor: Good timing, it’s happening. Just wait a little while and it will start to come into view. (Brit here, too)

  2. I’m an honourable Brit. How do we rid our Euro & Brexit politicians of the failing Anglo/NATO war mentality? Bravo Orban is a good start.

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