Apparently, several Finnish tourists were disappointed about switching off the lights because they wanted to see the monument fully lit up reporting N1 TV.
The ceremony has been attended by about 200-250 invited guests including Hungarian Ambassador to Rome János Balla; when the ambassador was asked why he was attending the event he gave evasive answers remarking that as an ambassador he is required to attend these sorts of events. On the other hand, he was eager to stress that the Orbán government introduced the Holocaust memorial day, abolished paramilitary organizations (the Hungarian Guard), and made crystal clear that the Hungarian government protects all Jews and Gypsies.
One of the speakers of the event was MP Fiamma Nirenstein who a few days ago called upon the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to deny Jobbik MP Tamás Gaudi-Nagy and Golden Dawn MP Eleni Zaroulia's admission into the European body.
In her fiery speech, Nirenstein told guests that she just came back from Hungary where she experienced raging antisemitism; she was also stunned to see that Jobbik is getting stronger by the day and picking up public support. Fascism and Nazism are definitely on the rise said Nirenstein; then, she repeated several times that Jews in Italy are strong and they won't let history repeat itself.
Before the ceremony started, Nirenstein talked to N1 TV stressing that Hungarian Jews are in a very difficult situation; they live in raw fear so much so that they don't dare to wear kippah publicly. She also remarked that gypsy crime in Hungary is a fiction; then, she revealed that she collected several pages of anti-Semitic and racist statements made by Jobbik MP Tamás Gaudi-Nagy.
(barikad.hu – hungarianambiance.com)