Tens of thousands march peacefully in Hungary, 50 years after end of anti-Soviet uprising





Tens of thousands of Hungarians marched Saturday in a torch-lit procession organized by the center-right opposition on the 50th anniversary of the Soviet crackdown on Hungary's 1956 revolution.

Commemorations across the country remembered the end of the uprising, when an estimated 100,000 Soviet troops and up to 4,600 tanks overran the country.

There have been protests in the Hungarian capital since Sept. 17, after radio broadcasts of a leaked recording on which Socialist Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany could be heard admitting that the government lied about the economy to win re-election in April.


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