Hódmezővásárhely's independent mayor is speaking at the joint protest of the opposition. He is also the leader of Everyone's Hungary Movement.
Márki-Zay said Hungary was torn in two, and a divided nation commemorates 1848, however, a nation cannot stand divided. He said "nation" means that Hungary is for everyone, left-wing or right-wing. He said that at the elections in Hódmezővásárhely, the power of love trumped the love of power, but then the lack of cooperation killed off all hopes to beat Fidesz at the 2018 general elections.
He said parties and politicians need to put aside their ego and their personal goals, as people did in 1848. He said something happened in Hungary, something happened that makes the government fear for their power. Ironically, right after a huge election defeat, national unity was finally created, as all opposition parties are sharing the same stage once again. He expressed his sadness over the fact that there is not a joint list at the EP elections, but he offered the cooperation of his movement with the parties this campaign in return for the parties helping his movement in finding honest, credible people to be independent candidates for mayors.
Márki-Zay said if honest people are reluctant to take on political roles, Hungary's politics cannot cleanse itself, so he urged people to be politically active, and to chase away the local small kings of Fidesz-ruled municipalities during the fall. The way to do that is to find a single opposition candidate everywhere, and have high turnout everywhere.
He said Orbán cannot credibly commemorate 1848, as the first demand of that revolution was "We wish for the freedom of the press."
The crowd started chanting "to jail with him" after this.
He told the crowd that they are the real free media, as the device capable of spreading the truth is in everyone's pockets, and everyone has a right to know the truth.
"Tell them the truth about who brings migrants into the country, who tries to destroy Europe on Putin's command, and who has a gas-repairsman that is richer than the Queen of England."