The march started after a mass was held at the Calvinist church on Szabadsag square near Parliament, and the demonstrators moved on to the Batthyany eternal flame around midday, by which time they numbered about one thousand.
A priest and member of the far right MIEP party Lorant Hegedus Jr. is leading the group to Corvin alley, the site of heavy fighting in the 1956 revolution. Some of the demonstrators left this group and returned to Szabadsag square.
The demonstrators are carrying the red-and-white striped flags associated with the far right and members of the paramilitary Hungarian Guard and an other extremist organisation, the National Guard, are among them.
In the morning during state commemorations near Parliament, some 200 demonstrators hissed Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany outside metal fence barriers, but police said there were no incidents.