Slovakian police rushed to the scene and tried to interfere with the rally, but activists ignored them and continued their demonstration. With this symbolic gesture Felvidék Hungarian showed their full support of Székely Hungarians' demand for self-determination.
The Student Network believes that the situation of the Hungarian community in Slovakia in several respect similar to that of the Hungarian minority in Székely Land. Minority rights in Slovakia are restricted and inconsistent and difficult to enforce. The Hungarian-inhabited regions of Slovakia are economically backward and minorities do not have the institutional means to defend themselves against discrimination.
(kuruc.info – hungarianambiance.com)