A hundred police were needed to deal with a Nagy protest march by Hungarian refugees in New York.
A hundred police were needed to deal with a Nagy protest march by Hungarian refugees in New York. After a quiet and orderly beginning, the march got out of hand. Fireworks were thrown, windows smashed, angry speakers shouted in the middle of the street and finally there was some fighting in which several demonstrators and police were injured.
One police sergeant was led away to a waiting car with blood streaming from a head wound, as our film shows, and some of the demonstrators who resisted the police action were severely handled.
The demonstration took place outside the Russian Embassy in Park Avenue, New York. There were scores of placards deriding the Russian execution of former Prime Minister Nagy and his compatriots. One proclaimed, "Kruschev -- the crime minister."
Protests against the Nagy killing were world-wide at the weekend. British Communist Arthur Horner has condemned it and Yugoslavia has been critical. Besides this, protest marches were held in many Western capitals.