Athena Institute Investigations

Magyar

Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement

  • Original name: Hatvannégy Vármegye Ifjúsági Mozgalom
  • Year of formation: 2001
  • Presumed No. of members: 60
  • Presumed seat: Szeged
  • Presumed leader(s): György Gyula Zagyva, Gábor Barcsa-Turner, László Toroczkai
  • Ideology: Racist extremism, Anti-Semitism, Chauvinism
  • Threat level: 5
  • Active/Inactive: Active


Last Updated: 14. 07. 2014.

The Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement is a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma extremist group that was established at Szeged in 2001. The group regularly organises propaganda actions and participates in other extremist groups’ actions. The SfCYM mostly spreads hostile propaganda and initiates intimidation campaigns against the Hungarian Roma community. The organisation has close ties to the member groups of the Guards Alliance, the Outlaws’ Army and other extremist groups.

In mid-July, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and the kuruc.info extremist groups are continuing their intimidation campaign against the staff and a participant of the Budapest Pride.

In mid-July, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In early July, 2014, one of the leaders of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and others close to the extremist group established a tactical subgroup, named the Unit of Wolves. Members of the unit receive military-like trainings.

In early July, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement launched an intimidation campaign against three staff members of the Budapest Pride March and put a „bounty” on their heads, because they removed a member of the extremist group from the top of one of the Budapest Pride trucks.

In early July, 2014, the Outlaws' Army, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the kuruc.info, the Hungarian National Front and other extremist groups are carrying out an aggressive hostile propaganda campaign against the LGBTQ community in relation to the Budapest Pride.

At the end of June, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint hostile propaganda action at one of the venues where the Budapest Pride was held.

In early June, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action in Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Romania.

In early June, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In late May, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Romania.

In mid-May, 2014, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Somogybabod, Kaposvár and Mike.

In early May, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania.

In late April, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action in Budapest at the site of the statue that aims to memorialise the German occupation of Hungary.

In late April, 2014, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Outlaws' Army and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action at Tiszafüred.

In mid-April, 2014, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a joint propaganda action at Kauzsaytanya, during which the members of the extremist groups tried again to take on the role of the authorities.

In mid-March, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a anti-Roma propaganda action at Hernádkak, during which they got into a wrangle with members of the local Roma community.

In mid-March, 2014, the Romanian authorities proposed a ban that would bar the leaders and certain members of some Hungarian extremist groups (New Hungarian Guard, Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, Outlaws' Army) and a parliamentary party from entering the country.

In mid-March, 2014, Transylvanian members of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement clashed with the Romanian police and gendarmerie in Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely) during a demonstration for the autonomy of Szeklerland.

In mid-February, 2014, the Outlaws Army and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a joint propaganda action in Székesfehérvár.

In early February, 2014, several Hungarian extremist groups, i.e. members of the the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Outlaws' Army, the Hungarian National Front and the Blood & Honour Hungary participated in the yearly propaganda action, called „Day of Honour”, which is still one of the most important propaganda events of the far-right extremists.

In late January, 2014, László Toroczkai resined from the presidency of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement. He is being replaced by György Gyula Zagyva and Gábor Barcsa-Turner as new co-presidents. However, Toroczkai is still a member of the extremist group's leadership.

In mid-January, 2014, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out propaganda actions in Romania and Pest County.

In early December, 2013, members of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement's Romanian subgroups got into a brawl with the Romanian gendarmerie when their protest against the extremist Romanian Noua Dreapta's demonstration became heated in Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy).

In late November, 2013, a parliamentary party and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Laslovo (Szentlászló), Croatia.

In late November, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and the Outlaws' Army published a propaganda video in which they say that “Down with the republic, death to democracy! We continue the legacy of 56 and we will finish it”. And that they “warn the ruling class that they will ignite whole Europe, if they rise again”.

In mid-November, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and the Outlaws' Army carried out a joint propaganda action, during which they expressed their solidarity with the Greek Golden Dawn extremist group.

In mid-November, 2013, a parliamentary party, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Hungarian National Guard and the National Protection Force carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In late October, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Outlaws' Army and the Pax Hungarica carried out a joint propaganda action at Székesfehérvár.

In late October, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Hungarian National Guard and other extremist groups carried out propaganda actions in Romania, exploiting a demonstration, which was called the Great March of the Szekler (Székely).

In mid-October, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement established a new sub chapter in Râmetea (Torockó), Romania. However, László Toroczkai, leader of SfCYM could not participate in the propaganda action, because the Romanian authorities banned him again from entering Romania.

In mid-October, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the New Hungarian Guard and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action at Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), Romania.

In late September, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Outlaws' Army and a parliamentary party carried out a hostile propaganda action against the Hungarian Roma community at Németkér.

In late August, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the Hungarian National Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In late July, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Somorja.

In late June, 2013, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence, the New Hungarian Guard, the Hungarian National Guard, the Outlaws’ Army, the Sixty-four Counties Youth movement and a parliamentary party carried out an anti-Roma propaganda action at Karcag.

In mid-June, 2013, a parliamentary party and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a joint propaganda action at Eger.

In mid-June, 2013, a parliamentary party, the New Hungarian Guard, the Hungarian National Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and the National Protection Force carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In early June, 2013, the Pax Hungarica and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a joint propaganda action at Bátaszék.

In early June, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action at Nagyatád.

In early June, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, carried out propaganda actions in Solt, Baja, Neszmély, Dunaalmás, Vác, Verőce, Kismaros, Szigetszentmiklós, Tahitótfalu és Dunabogdány, exploiting the floods.

In early June, 2013, a parliamentary party, the Outlaws’ Army and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a joint propaganda action at Gödöllő.

In early June, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the New Hungarian Guard and a parliamentary party carried out a propaganda action at Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), Romania.

In early June, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a propaganda action at Pellérd.

In early June, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out propaganda actions at Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely) and Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), in Romania.

In early June, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In late May, 2013, the Hungarian National Guard, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action in Budapest.

In early May, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement held a military-like weapons training at Maglód.

In mid-April, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action in Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy), Romania. The extremists were arrested by the police.

In mid-April, 2013, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence, the New Hungarian Guard, The Hungarian National Guard, the Outlaws’ Army, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement and a parliamentary party carried out a propaganda action at Cegléd.

In mid-April, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Budapest.

In early April, 2013, the police took the statements (as witnesses) of Zsolt Tyirityán, leader of the Outlaws’ Army, and László Toroczkai, leader of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, because of the events that had taken place in Devecser last summer.

In mid-March, 2013, the kuruc.info extremist group published an interview with László Toroczkai, leader of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement.

In mid-March, 2013, a parliamentary party, together with the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, carried out a propaganda action at Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Romania.

In early March, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement participated in a propaganda action at Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely), Romania.

In early March, 2013, a parliamentary party opened a new office in Dunaújváros where they also provide office space for the New Hungarian Guard and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement extremist groups.

In early March, 2013, the Pax Hungarica and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement extremist groups carried out propaganda actions at Pécs and Budapest.

In early March, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at
Sepsiszentgyörgy. 

At the end of February, 2013, a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action with the New Hungarian Guard and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement at Eger and Gyöngyös.

In late February, 2013, a parliamentary party carried out a joint propaganda action at Bátaszék together with the Pax Hungarica and Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement extremist groups.

In mid-February, 2013, the New Hungarian Guard, the National Protection Force, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence and a parliamentary party carried out a propaganda action at Püspökladány.

In mid-February, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement signed a „contract of brotherhood” with a Moldovan far-right group.

In late January and the first half of February, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement held propaganda events in several Transylvanian towns, trying to recruit new members.

In mid-February, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the Outlaws’ Army, the New Hungarian Guard and a parliamentary party carried out a propaganda action at Székesfehérvár.

The day of „honour” – on 11th February 1945, the Hungarian and German soldiers defending Budapest attempted a breakout from the capital besieged by the Soviet army. The active extremist groups in Hungary – together with their foreign counterparts – try to use this historic event to organise an annual neo-Nazi propaganda demonstration of force. Their main goal however, is to arouse the media’s attention. On the 2nd weekend of February, 2013, the Blood and Honour Hungary, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, the New Hungarian Guard, both wings of the Hungarian National Front and the Pax Hungarica extremist groups organise this propaganda action which will be joined by foreign extremist groups and the representatives of the German NFP party. The event was acknowledged by the police. Details can be found on the HGM.

At the end of January, 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action in Nógrád County.

In mid-January 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action at Cluj (Kolozsvár), Romania.

In mid-January 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out propaganda actions in Târgu Secuiesc (Kézdivásárhely), Romania.

In mid-January 2013, a parliamentary party signed a declaration of cooperation with several extremist groups in Debrecen. The groups are: the New Hungarian Guard, the National Protection Force, the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement.

In mid-January 2013, after the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement, several other extremist groups joined the hostile anti-Roma propaganda campaign of a parliamentary party at Miskolc, through which they try to block the establishment of a Roma cultural centre, further inciting the ethnic tensions amongst the locals. The campaign was joined by the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence, the New Hungarian Guard, the Hungarian National Guard and the National Protection Force. Afterwards, the extremist members of the For a Better Future Hungarian Self Defence carried out a separate hostile propaganda action against the local police. 

In early January 2013, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement joined the hostile propaganda campaign of a parliamentary party at Miskolc, in which they try to block the foundation of a local Roma Cultural Centre.

At the end of December 2012, the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement carried out a propaganda action in Covasna County, Romania.

In mid-December 2012, a parliamentary party, together with the New Hungarian guard and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement extremist groups, carried out a propaganda action at Székesfehérvár.

In mid-December 2012, a parliamentary party, together with the New Hungarian Guard, the Outlaws’ Army and the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement extremist groups, carried out a propaganda action in the Ukraine.

The Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement is a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma extremist group that was established at Szeged in 2001. The group regularly organises propaganda actions and participates in other extremist groups’ actions. The SfCYM mostly spreads hostile propaganda and initiates intimidation campaigns against the Hungarian Roma community. The organisation has close ties to the member groups of the Guards Alliance, the Outlaws’ Army and other extremist groups.

The group is much more active in than other Hungarian extremist groups in spreading their propaganda in the neighbouring countries; mostly in Serbia and Romania. Their leader, László Toroczkai, have been in several fights in the neighbouring countries and he has been arrested on multiple occasions by the Serb, Romanian and Slovak authorities. Due to these events he has been banned from all of the aforementioned countries for shorter or longer periods. The group’s current vice-president, György Gyula Zagyva, who is an MP, was banned from Serbia for two years in 2009.

In late January, 2014, László Toroczkai resined from the presidency of the Sixty-four Counties Youth Movement. He is being replaced by György Gyula Zagyva and Gábor Barcsa-Turner as new co-presidents. However, Toroczkai is still a member of the extremist group's leadership.

Present leadership of the group: György Gyula Zagyva (co-president), Gábor Barcsa-Turner (co-president), Ferenc Lokodi (vice-president), Domonkos Kónyi-Kiss (vice-president for life)

Members of the leadership: László Toroczkai (member for life), László Bedécs, Béla Incze, Barnabás Kótai, Zoltán Kürti, Adrián Magvasi