december memories / 09


9th December, 1956 : Martial law has been clamped on Hungary and the Soviet Army is threatening to turn its guns once again on the Hungarian people. The moves, in response to a call by the Budapest Workers’ Council for a 48-hours general strike in protest against the actions of Kadar regime, have stamped out the remains of the freedom won by the Hungarians in their uprising against Soviet domination. According to a decree signed by president Dobi tonight night, the Workers’ Council has been dissolved and summary courts are now to try people accused of inciting revolt, ‘jeopardising production’, illegally possessing arms, murder and looting.


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