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Anti-Semitism march grows

Tens of thousands of Hungarians joined a protest march Sunday against anti-Semitism, three weeks after the far-right Jobbik party won nearly a quarter of votes in a national election.

Budapest's annual "March of the Living" has drawn an increasing number of participants in recent years to commemorate the deaths of about half a million Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

The marchers, many holding European Union and Israeli flags, attended the inauguration of a Holocaust monument on a bank of the Danube where Jews were executed during the war. They then marched in silence to a railway station from which trains departed 70 years ago for Nazi death camps. About 600 participants boarded a train for Poland, to take part in a commemoration at Auschwitz. - Reuters