Anti-Nazi protest in Hungary after politician calls for screening Jews

By Samantha Kimmey
Sunday, December 2, 2012 21:05 EDT
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Thousands of anti-Nazi protestors attended a rally in Budapest after a Hungarian politician suggested that Jews should be screened because they pose a security threat, reported the Associated Press.

Martin Gyongyosi, vice-chair of the foreign affairs committee in Hungary’s legislature, said the government needed “to assess … how many people of Jewish origin there are here, and especially in the Hungarian parliament and the Hungarian government, who represent a certain national security risk.” He apologized eventually but said that Hungary should beware “Zionist Israel.”

Over half a million Jews died in Hungary during the Holocaust.

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