Initiative by Jobbik aims to intimidate Roma residents in Kerecsend
On 8th March, in Eger (Heves county), Tamás Sneider, the vice-president of Jobbik’s local branch, issued a statement according to which his party will organize regular ‘walks’ for ‘civil activist’ through the village of Kerecsend. Sneider claims that the aim of these ‘walks’ is to ‘scare off the ever increasing number of criminals present in the village’, describing the village as having an ‘unacceptable general state’, where ‘in the last 20 years thousands of Hungarians were murdered by criminals having ethnic Roma background’. The statement also specified that the initiative of the Jobbik will not take the form of a march or procession undertaken by paramilitary groups. After the cases of Gyöngyöspata and Hajdúhadházi, where the paramilitary group called Szebb Jövőért Polgárőr Egyesület (Civil Guard for a Better Future), and linked to Jobbik, repeatedly organized intimidating marches, the organization of such processions and the Civil Guard itself were declared anti-constitutional and were forbidden. 
Index.hu, 8.03.2012, Járkálást szervez a Jobbik Kerecsenden (Jobbik organizes walks in Kerecsend), http://index.hu/belfold/2012/03/08/jarkalast_szervez_a_jobbik_kerecsenden/, Date of accession: 06.11.2012.