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Watch fires lit on Szekler Autonomy Day

Watch fires were lit on Sunday, Szekler Autonomy Day.

In Szeklerland, watch fires were lit in over 100 settlements to signal the region’s demand for territorial autonomy, Zoltan Gazda, who heads the Sepsi District chapter of the Szekler National Council said.

A manifesto signed by the president of the Szekler National Council, Balazs Izsak, was read aloud as the fires were lit after dark.

In a statement issued earlier on Sunday by the state secretariat for policy concerning Hungarian communities abroad, Katalin Szili, an advisor to the prime minister, said Hungary supported the demand for self-administration of Hungarian communities beyond the country’s borders.

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