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Around 200,000 people took part in a Budapest "peace march" organised by supporters of Hungarian Minister Viktor Orbán on the October 23 national holiday marking the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956, reports Magyar Hírlap.

The pro-government daily publishes the speech delivered by Orbán to his supporters, in which he announces that Hungarians “should now complete the work begun in 1956," in a context where "former communists are still eager to hand over the country to colonists."

"The tovarish [Russian for comrades] have been replaced by Tavares," added the government leader, in reference to MEP Rui Tavares, the author of a report that strongly criticises the fundamental rights offered to Hungarian citizens.