romea - logo
May 27, 2016
romano vodi - předplatné
Loading
extended search

Czech Republic: 500 at anti-Roma demo, police keep neo-Nazis from attacking

Duchcov, 30.5.2013 2:51, (ROMEA)
On 29 May 2013 about 500 people demonstrated on the main square in Duchcov (Teplice district), Czech Republic. The local gathering was convened in response to an attack perpetrated by a group of Romani people on a non-Romani married couple earlier that month. After the assembly was over, some demonstrators headed for a Romani-occupied neighborhood. Police blocked their way and the convener of the demonstration called on them to disperse. (PHOTO:  ČTK)
On 29 May 2013 about 500 people demonstrated on the main square in Duchcov (Teplice district), Czech Republic. The local gathering was convened in response to an attack perpetrated by a group of Romani people on a non-Romani married couple earlier that month. After the assembly was over, some demonstrators headed for a Romani-occupied neighborhood. Police blocked their way and the convener of the demonstration called on them to disperse. (PHOTO: ČTK)

In the Czech town of Duchcov (Teplice district) about 500 people demonstrated in response to an attack perpetrated by a group of Romani people against a young non-Romani married couple in mid-May. Police have already charged five assailants with grievous bodily harm in the case.  

After the assembly ended, some demonstrators heading for a Romani-occupied neighborhood. Police blocked their way and organizers called on them to disperse. Police eventually intervened and arrested two demonstrators.

The anti-Roma meeting was convened by three local people and was called a "Gathering of Dissatisfied Citizens". "I don't know what to expect. I am afraid there will not be any room for discussion today," said Mayor of Duchcov Jitka Bártová prior to the gathering, which she later addressed.

One hour before the protest was scheduled to begin, local Romani residents also gathered to pray for peace and quiet. "It takes two to fight," the clergyman leading the prayer reminded them.

The gatherings were convened in response to the 18 May assault. Police say the incident was preceded by an attempted bicycle theft during which the bike owner was injured. The same assailants then attacked the young married couple on their way home from the discotheque, kicking and punching them. A court later refused to remand the five charged suspects into custody.

Police are also investigating events that followed the assault. They are interested in how video footage of the incident recorded by municipal cameras was leaked, how a local municipal patrolman behaved during the incident, and in internet discussions conducted by Jindřich Svoboda, one of the conveners of the assembly, in which he called for all Romani people to be massacred.

ČTK, ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 931x

Related articles:

Tags:  

Demonstrace, Duchcov, Extremism, Napadení, Neo-Nazism, news, Racism, Roma



HEADLINE NEWS

--ilustrační foto--

Timea Junghaus: Roma art as an act of resistance

27.5.2016 21:27
On May 16, Europe’s Roma commemorated the 1944 uprising in the so-called Zigeunerlager (“Gypsy Camp”) in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Today, the idea of Roma resistance is understood as the Roma people’s perseverance in fighting different forms of oppressions, now and in the past.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Interior Minister says migrants are "not an issue" in the Czech Republic

27.5.2016 7:41
Czech voters are mainly interested in parties that address the full spectrum of political issues, not in those that are narrowly focused just on the topic of migration, for example. That is the assessment of Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Czech Social Democratic Party - ČSSD), who made his remarks during a discussion about democracy.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Austrian neo-Nazi massacres festival-goers

24.5.2016 22:46
At the beginning of the week the Czech media briefly reported on an incident in the small town of Nenzing, Austria, where on Sunday morning a 27-year-old man, after a seemingly banal argument with his girlfriend, shot randomly into a crowd of people. Two men died on the spot and more than 10 people were injured.
 full story

Discussion:

Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Romea.cz. Moderátoři serveru Romea.cz si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Romea.cz. Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na Romea.cz ostatním uživatelům.

More articles from category







Romano voďi

Romano voďi 12/2013

..
romea - logo