“The great march of Hungarian freedom, though it has sometimes taken some twists and turns and sometimes even run into dead ends over the past 200 years, is still going strong today,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, marking the 175th anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight at the birthplace of Hungary’s national poet, Sándor Petőfi, in Kiskőrös, in the south of the country, on Wednesday. “And Sándor Petőfi is still with us in that march today,” he added. “We see him rebel when strangers want to tell Hungarians how to live. We see him turning against the powers of the world who want to reintegrate Hungarians into a European superstate,” he added. Orbán also noted that the poet had prefaced his “Twelve Points” of the Hungarian revolutionaries with “Let there be peace”. “We owe it to him, and that is why we will never allow the flag of freedom to be wrenched out of the hands of Hungarians,” he said.