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Izsak Balazs (CNS): We’ll lodge our requests to Government till autonomous Szekler Land is recognised

The pro-autonomy enthusiasm has not diminished and the demonstrations the kind of the 10 March’s in central Targu Mures will go on until the recognition by the Government of the Szekler Land’s autonomy, on Tuesday said the leader of the National Szekler Council (CNS), Izsak Balazs in a press conference in the Mures County’s Seat.

“We will write letters to each and every government. We will maintain this demonstration in Targu Mures (on 10 March, the Szekler Freedom Day – editor’s note), we will present the Romanian Government our requests until the autonomous Szekler Land is recognised. (We will present it – ed. n.) to any Romanian government, even if a world record and at the same time an opinion contrary to those politicians who maintain that the autonomy’s enthusiasm is exhausted. No way! This enthusiasm will exist exactly until we get the autonomy of the Szekler Land,” sustained Izsak Balazs.

He specified that immediately after the march on 10 March was ended, he lodged to the Targu Mures City Hall in the name of the Siculitas Association a preliminary declaration regarding the organisation of the Szekler Freedom Day next year, which also foresees a manifestation at the Martyr Szekler Monument and a march of the participants to the city’s downtown, to lay a demanding autonomy petition.

According to Izsak, on 20 March 2017, the municipality has announced it agreed the public assembly at the Martyr Szekler Monument, and yet it specified that a march would breach Art. 5 of Law 60/1991 R, through which manifestations around hospitals are forbidden and that the mayor agrees that 10 participants would travel to the Mures County’s Prefect Institution to lodge petitions or factum.

Lawyer Kincses Elod said that against this answer a previous complaint was submitted to the Targu Mures City Hall which is to bear an answer, and given that the organisers felt wronged in their rights, a criminal complaint was also lodged against the Mayor of Targu Mures, Dorin Florea and the Local Police Chief, Valentin Bretfelean for abuse of office.

Kincses said that the complaint targets both the negative notification by the City Hall regarding the Szekler march on 10 March 2018 and a press release issued by the Targu Mures City Hall ahead of the march on 10 March this year, by which the municipality was announcing that the march to the Mures Prefecture was to be permitted for only 10 persons, although the organisers say that, together with the public order bodies, they would have set initially the conditions of the manifestation.

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