Hundreds of neo-Nazis from across Europe marched through Budapest armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, according to a video and photographs published by the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Antisemitism (JFDA). The video shows men who chant “Jews out” and are sometimes dressed in SS uniforms.
Right-wing extremists have been gathering for the “Day of Honour” in Budapest on 9th February for several years now.
The far-right demonstrators referred to the Battle of Budapest in the winter of 1945. German troops of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS and the Hungarian Army had tried in February to break a blockade of the Red Army.
Since 1997, neo-Nazis commemorate this event in Budapest, and since 2003, under the leadership of the Hungarian spin-off of the network “Blood and Honour”, which is banned in Germany.