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Hungarians Remember

The Cleveland Press, JAN 6 1979

Hungarians staged a candlelight demonstration here last night to mark one year since the U.S. government returned the St. Stephen crown to Hungary. The historic crown was turned over to Hungary's Communist regime despite protests by many Hungarian-American groups. The Crown had been in America since the end of World War II. The rally was at the Cardinal Mindszenty Plaza, E. 12th St. and Lakeside Ave. Members of the Hungarian Crown of St. Stephen Protection Committee, protesting the return of the crown, said the light from their candles represented their hope for justice for Hungary. The crown had been used in the coronation of more than 50 Hungarian kings.