#OTD20 | October 23, 1956
October 23, 1956: A wave of protests and demonstrations sweeps through Hungary, marking the start of the Hungarian Uprising against Soviet oppression.
In a valiant display of resistance against the Soviet Union's control, Hungarians across the nation rise up to demand political freedoms and an end to oppressive Soviet rule.
Spurred by a student-led demonstration in Budapest, the uprising quickly spreads, drawing support from a wide range of Hungarians.
The rebellion, although brief, sees widespread fighting in Budapest and other parts of Hungary. Citizens take up arms, establish barricades, and face off against Soviet tanks and troops.
Although eventually crushed by the Soviet Red Army, the Hungarian Uprising remains a powerful symbol of the broader Eastern European resistance against Soviet control and the indomitable spirit of the Hungarian people.
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