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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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Roma camp in Kalasatama evicted in massive police operation

About 40 police officers emptied the makeshift camp set up by Romanian Roma in the Kalasatama area of Helsinki on Tuesday. In the massive operation, up to seven police cars surrounded the Satama Social Centre. The centre’s door was broken … 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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Roma Defenseless against Extremist Vigilantes

It was one year ago that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s national-conservative Fidesz party rose to power behind populist calls for law, order and more police. Soon after he was sworn in, he promised a “noticeable increase in public security … Continue reading

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Hungarian Roma Flee From Far-Right Group

Police in Hungary have arrested several members of a far-right vigilante group who forced hundreds of Roma women and children to flee their village. The Hungarian Red Cross said it had evacuated 277 people from Gyongyospata after the Vedero, or … Continue reading

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Jobbik anti-Roma campaign continues

EUOBSERVER / HEJOSZALONTA & BUDAPEST – A gypsy girl of maybe eight, nine years old holds onto her little brother tightly. Looking out over the chicken-wire fence at the end of their mud garden in the Roma ghetto in the … Continue reading

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Far-right in Hungary renews anti-Gypsy campaign

HEJOSZALONTA, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party is losing support. To fight the trend, it is doing what far-right parties often do in Europe: pick on the Gypsies. Exploiting anti-Gypsy fears and enduring unemployment in villages hit hard by … 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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