Székely Freedom Day Manifesto demands territorial autonomy and the launching of a dialogue on the status of Székely Land. The manifesto was read at the Székely Martyrs Memorial in Marosvásárhely by the President of the Székely National Council Izsák Balázs.
The manifesto has been adopted by acclamation by those participated in the memorial event. Demonstrators demanded special status for the historical Székely Land with special administrative and economic privileges. Participants called on the Romanian government to engage in dialogue about the status Székely Land with the Székely National Council and the Székely local governments.
Participants also demanded that Romania fully respect the core treaties between Romania and Hungary, in particular, that section of the document in which the parties agree to refrain from any practice that would change the ethnic composition of regions inhabited by minirities. -MTI
Székely-Hungarians in Transylvania support the Székely people’s aspirations to enjoy territorial autonomy. We believe that in Erdély, the Székely people must be recognized as equals with the Romanian, and Hungarian must be recognized as an official language of the country. Without linguistic equality there is no equality at all! In the absence of linguistic equality, the Hungarian minority is a severely disenfranchised ethnic group. In Erdély, the basis of equality mutual, and cultural understanding not possible without linguistic equality. Currently, the Hungarian language in Erdély, and Székely Land only tolerated. Those who seek linguistic equality in a predominantly Hungarian-majority region can be punished by fine write erdely.ma