Rally for Transylvanian autonomy in Marosvásárhely

Thousands of ethnic Hungarians rallied in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș, Romania) for the autonomy of Transylvania.

Thousands of ethnic Hungarians rallied in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș, Romania) for the autonomy of Transylvania.

The rally was organized by the Szekler National Council (SZNT) on the Day of Szekler Freedom. It was on March 10th, 1854 that Austrian rulers executed the four leaders of the so-called Makk conspiracy, designed to bring Lajos Kossuth to power in Transylvania.

Kossuth was the exiled leader of the 1848-49 Hungarian anti-Habsburg revolution.

SZNT President Balázs Izsák said at the rally that Romania, despite its EU presidency slogan of "cohesion as an European value" leads a consistent policy of economic deprivation of Transylvania under EU pretenses.