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Romania: Thousands of ethnic Hungarians rally for more autonomy01:47

Romania: Thousands of ethnic Hungarians rally for more autonomy

Romania, Targu Mures
March 11, 2018 at 02:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least three thousand ethnic Hungarians living in Romania rallied in the Romanian city of Targu Mures, in the northwest of Transylvania on Saturday, demanding greater autonomy in the region.

Romania is home to an estimated 1.2 million of ethnic Hungarians, many of whom took to the streets on Saturday, marking the Day of Freedom of the Szekely.

Demonstrators carried the Hungarian flag together with the Szekler flag, which has become known as a symbol of the Hungarian minority who are looking for more independence in Romania.

Among the speakers was Laszlo Tokes, a Romanian-born Hungarian politician who also stands as a MEP for the Hungarian party Fidesz.

Protesters are calling for territorial autonomy, stating that their request will not interfere with Romania’s sovereignty.

The Szekelys are a subgroup of the Hungarian people living mostly in the Szekely Land in Romania.

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At least three thousand ethnic Hungarians living in Romania rallied in the Romanian city of Targu Mures, in the northwest of Transylvania on Saturday, demanding greater autonomy in the region.

Romania is home to an estimated 1.2 million of ethnic Hungarians, many of whom took to the streets on Saturday, marking the Day of Freedom of the Szekely.

Demonstrators carried the Hungarian flag together with the Szekler flag, which has become known as a symbol of the Hungarian minority who are looking for more independence in Romania.

Among the speakers was Laszlo Tokes, a Romanian-born Hungarian politician who also stands as a MEP for the Hungarian party Fidesz.

Protesters are calling for territorial autonomy, stating that their request will not interfere with Romania’s sovereignty.

The Szekelys are a subgroup of the Hungarian people living mostly in the Szekely Land in Romania.

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