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Czech Republic: 41 detained, 6 injured, CZK 3 million spent on Saturday’s riots

Saturday’s security measures responding to anti-Roma demonstrations in the Šluknov district cost the police CZK 3 million. Czech Interior Minister Jan Kubice, speaking on Czech Television today, said the 14-day presence of special forces units in the region cost another … Continue reading

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Mob of ethnic Czechs tries to attack Romani residents in Varnsdorf

Several hundred ethnic Czechs marched through the town of Varnsdorf for two hours yesterday in an attempt to attack Romani residents of the Sport residential hotel. Approximately 250 people assembled on the town square and hundreds more joined the mob … Continue reading

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Unrest in north Bohemia amid clashes with Roma

Violent protests against the Roma population in north Bohemia come on the heels of a pair of incidents where Roma allegedly assaulted members of the white population in two towns in the Ústecký region. With the situation escalating in recent … Continue reading

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Do Czech ghettos face unrest like those in England?

News server iDNES.cz reports that while some experts or interested parties believe violence similar to that now plaguing towns in England could occur in the Czech Republic, others do not see the situation as so dire. “Something similar might come … Continue reading

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Strike shuts Czech railway, metro in reform protest

Czech transport unions shut down the Prague underground for the first time in its history and halted the railway system on Thursday in the widest strike so far in protest against the centre-right’s fiscal reforms. The unions, which launched the … Continue reading

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Czech right-wing extremists planning provocation in Roma neighborhood

Right-wing radicals who want to march in Přerov at the end of June are planning on parading through the local Roma quarter there, as indicated by a map of the parade route published on the website of the Přerov town … Continue reading

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Czech clergyman: Police seriously violated people’s basic constitutional rights in Krupka

One thousand specially trained police officers violently dispersed a religious gathering and ecumenical service on Saturday, 9 April in the town of Krupka near Ústí nad Labem. The officers did so in order to make it possible for members and … Continue reading

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Czech court permits extremist party marches through Krupka

The Workers’ Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti – DSSS) will be able to march through the North Bohemian town of Krupka on the first Saturday in April. The Regional Court in Ústí nad Labem issued the decision yesterday. … Continue reading

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Nový Bydžov: Police brutalize non-violent demonstrators, neo-Nazi gang attacks Roma

After yesterday’s meeting of the Workers’ Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti – DSSS) in Nový Bydžov, police were reprehensibly unable to prevent three Roma people from being attacked by a gang of 20 neo-Nazis. One of the victims … Continue reading

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Czech extremist party wants to march through Nový Bydžov on 12 March

The Worker’s Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti DSSS) is planning to hold an outdoor meeting in the town of Nový Bydžov on 12 March. Party chair Tomáš Vandas will speak on Masaryk Square there before leading the march … Continue reading

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