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Victims of 1956 Kossuth Square massacre commemorated in Budapest

A commemoration was held in Budapest to pay tribute to the victims of the Kossuth Square massacre that took place on October 25, during Hungary's anti-Soviet revolution of 1956, on Wednesday.

Volleys of shots were fired at the unarmed demonstrators on the square from different locations killing hundreds on the day dubbed “Bloody Thursday” in 1956.

The commemoration at the square near Parliament was attended by House Speaker Laszlo Kover.

Laszlo Geza Somjeni, head of the organiser Freedom Fighters Foundation, said that while official documents listed 88 fatalities and some 200 injuries, the exact number of the victims remains unknown. Those responsible, probably Soviet soldiers and members of Hungary’s communist state security AVH, have never been named, he said.

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