In Budapest, a joint delegation from the Humanist Movement, Greenpeace
Hungary, and ATTAC Hungary visited the embassies of countries with nuclear
weapons. Russia, France, the United Kingdom, China, and India’s embassies
were open to receive the petition of the World March for Peace and
Nonviolence, demanding total nuclear disarmament and the end of invasions
The Embassy of Japan received flowers and expressions of solidarity sorrow
for the victims of the atomic attacks 64 years ago. The Japanese
representative read out to the marchers Japan’s policy of Nuclear
disarmament. The Marchers also went to the the embassies of the United
States and Israel, but representatives of the embassies did not take the
In front of each embassy, the protesters displayed banners depicting philosophers and leaders of non-violence from each given country, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell and Lao Tse.
Later that day, 150 people staged a die-in demonstration in front of the Hungarian parliament building, to commemorate the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks. Thoughts about nuclear disarmament were read from Arundhati Roy, Albert Camus, Albert Einstein, among others.
Balázs Szigeti, the spokesperson for the World March in Hungary spoke about the need for a non-violent consciousness, for which one can get inspiration from the brightest moments in human history.