Pro-government civil organisation COF-COKA to organise 9th Peace March on October 23
Laszlo Csizmadia, the founder of COF, told a press conference that the aim of the march was “to send a message to Brussels”, as well as to the Hungarian opposition.
The message to Brussels is that “the rule of law in Hungary rests on Hungarian democracy”, he said, adding that “democracy is where people are free to express their opinion about matters affecting their future and can live their lives the way they want to”.
Referring to a police crackdown on protesters in 2006, during the previous Socialist-led administration, he spoke of “state terror” and “a republic tainted with blood”. The march will proceed along the route where the crackdown unfolded on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Road and the Astoria junction, Csizmadia said.