General Bussy de Rabutin, the supreme commander of the imperial troups from Transylvania, orders his mercenaries to attack Rimetea. A big number of the villagers were brutaly killed because of their support offered to Ferenc Rákóczi II. 

András Ekhart and Gergely Szabó protested against this violent act, but thez were hanged in the main square of Rimetea. To comemorate the bloodiest day in the history of the village, all the window sills were painted in red.