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12 Czechs accused of breach of peace due to racist march

Litvinov, 18.11.2008 22:29, (ROMEA)

The Czech police have accused 12 people, mostly of breach of the peace in connection with an extremists' march to the Romany-inhabited Janov housing estate in Litvinov on Monday, local police spokeswoman Ludmila Svetlakova said.

None of them has been taken into custody, Svetlakova said.

The breach of the peace accusation was made against a girl from Trutnov, East Bohemia, aged 19, for attacking the mounted police.

Ten men aged 10-31, including a foreigner, were also accused of breach of the peace, Svetlakova said.

"On Monday morning, a woman from Most, aged 37, was detained at the namesti Miru square in Litvinov for having shouted racist slogans," Svetlakova said.

"She is facing racism and breach of the peace charges. All the accused are being prosecuted on recognizance," she added. Svetlakova.

About 1,000 policemen with heavy equipment, a helicopter and water cannons intervened against the crowd of some 500 ultra-right militants on Monday to prevent them from invading the Janov estate with mainly Romany inhabitants.

Police detained a total of 15 people during the incident.

CTK
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