The Hungarian Guard Movement was re-established today, at a gathering in Budapest attended by several thousand Hungarian citizens and members of Jobbik, the Movement for a Better Hungary.
After the controversial edict calling for the disbandment of the civic movement, the Guard has reasserted its legal legitimacy after several prominent politicians came out in support of it, and against the regime’s dictatorial attempts to flout the country’s constitutional provisions protecting free assembly.
Csanád Szegedi, the newly elected MEP, was the first in line to don the Guard’s famous waistcoat, stating his firm intention to be inducted into the European Parliament in Strasbourg next Tuesday while wearing the very same uniform.
Prof. Krisztina Morvai, Gábor Vona the Jobbik President, Lajos Für the former Defence Minister, Reverend Lorant Hegedűs and Levente Murányi the 56′ freedom fighter all followed suit: in proudly wearing the newly re-formed Hungarian Guard Movement’s uniform. Former Minster Für was moved by the event’s significance to remark, “This is the best thing that’s happened for the last 20 years!”
The Hungarian Guard, now estimated at being an at least 3000-strong, totally unarmed, civilian movement; has recently been the subject of a catalogue of serious politically motivated attacks from Hungary’s deeply unpopular pro-communist Socialist (MSZP) Bajnai/Gyurcsány government.
Scoring only 17% against Jobbik’s 15% in the most recent national elections, the regime’s blatant violation of the democratic process was clear for all to see in their unconstitutional clamp down and brutally excessive break-up of a seated protest held in Budapest last Saturday; which culminated in the violent arrest and detention of the Jobbik President, Gábor Vona. The 21st century had not, until that day, seen a major European opposition leader so violently maltreated; or seen a failed incumbent government’s desperation to cling onto power be so eloquently demonstrated.
Gordon Bajnai, Hungary’s unelected Prime Minister, in an incredible move last night, actually decorated those senior police officers who chose by their actions to act as the regime’s personal political security force; in attempting to crush last Saturday’s legal protest. (Regular readers will recall such a move being anticipated by last Sunday’s Jobbik.com article)
In a turn of events chillingly reminiscent of the darkest days of the 1950’s, the permanently out-of-touch PM remains utterly oblivious to the wave of righteous uproar and indignation sweeping his country; over his regime’s attempt to ban a Guard which had not broken a single law in its’ two year history. And whose only mistake is continuing to highlight the institutional corruption and ineffectual disinterest in elementary law and order that is the sad hallmark of Hungarian policing.