For the past month or so, there has been much talk about the identitarian European Congress conference (organized by NPI and others) in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was to have many speakers (including Aleksandr Dugin) and was in part supported by members of the right-wing Jobbik Party in Hungary. Then the antifa groups (both from Hungary and elsewhere in Europe) got involved, putting pressure on the Hungarian government to close down the conference. The anti-free speech antifas got their way in shutting down the conference, even to the point where Jobbik party members are now denying involvement, although they had been in contact with Richard Spencer for months in organizing the event. Nonetheless, although the formal conference was shut down (and some people said they weren’t coming), Richard Spencer decided to go ahead and hold an informal private meeting. (Here’s a video from Sept. 29 of Richard Spencer explaining that although the government was shutting down the conference, an informal private meeting would still take place.) Well, yesterday it seems that Richard Spencer and others were meeting in a bar and Richard Spencer was arrested by the Hungarian authorities. (Here’s a video of Richard Spencer right before his arrest.) I do not know the details …and have no idea whether Spencer has been released.
It’s ironically sad that various European authorities are so hell-bent on shutting down a pro-European conference. It’s symptomatic of the pathologically altruistic, ethnomasochistic malady infecting the West.
Video: Reaction of attendees after police raid bar. Hunter Wallace claims Richard Spencer is being deported from Hungary. Buzzfeed’s Max Seddon is tweeting that Richard Spencer will be deported from Hungary. Here is a more detailed account of what happened in Budapest. Jared Taylor reports on event. Richard Spencer again breathes the free air. Outstanding speech by Jared Taylor at the informal gathering in Budapest (take the time to read it).
Video of Richard Spencer right before his arrest: