romea - logo
February 20, 2018
Zprávy e-mailem - Nemáte čas číst naše zprávy každý den? Nechte si posílat souhrn toho nejdůležitějšího tak často, jak  chcete Vy.
Loading
extended search

Czech Republic: Media say another inter-ethnic incident occurred in Varnsdorf on New Year's Eve

Varnsdorf, 6.1.2012 18:21, (ROMEA)

TV Nova reports that police in the Czech Republic are searching for a group of young Romani people who allegedly assaulted three non-Romani people in the town of Varnsdorf on New Year's Eve, shouting racist slurs at them during the attack. Police are saying the attack was not racially motivated. Two of the victims were hospitalized.

A series of anti-Roma demonstrations took place in Varnsdorf several months ago as a result of similar media reports interpreting incidents of assault in the area as ethnically motivated. According to the latest information, a brawl in the nearby town of Rumburk last summer now seems to have been motivated by other concerns.

TV Nova reports that two parents were accompanying their son to a taxi after a New Year's party when they were attacked by a group of youths. One victim said the youths physically and verbally assaulted his father and that he was doing his best to protect him when he was struck from behind. The victim came to in the hospital suffering from spinal contusions and many bruises. He told TV Nova the assailants were Romani. His mother also ended up in the hospital after a blow to the head.

The attack is said to have take place near the Sport residential hotel, which was the target of many of last summer's marches against local Romani residents. Police are searching for the perpetrators and do not believe the attack was racially motivated. "Police are investigating the incident as one of misdemeanor rioting," Děčín Police spokesperson Vojtěch Haňka said.

Many demonstrations over coexistence with the Romani minority took place in the town in the Šluknov foothills starting last August. The active protests by long-term residents were provoked by news of the Rumburk brawl, which the media reported as having been an attack committed by 20 Romani people against a smaller group of ethnic Czechs.

Last month, however, news server Aktuálně.cz reported more detailed, precise information from the investigation into the incident, which turns out to have most likely been a brawl between two local criminal gangs of drug dealers, not an ethnically motivated assault. "From the investigation conducted by Aktuálně.cz and from the police investigation it is evident that the incident was one of violence between two groups of residents from Rumburk and the surrounding area who were already known to one another, who had encountered one another more than once on the night of the brawl, and who mutually provoked one another," the news server reported.

ČTK, Gwendolyn Albert, Zdeněk Ryšavý, ryz, Czech Press Agency, Aktuálně.cz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 836x

Related articles:

Tags:  

Czech republic



HEADLINE NEWS

--ilustrační foto--

Czech survey finds youth are more prejudiced against minorities than their elders

8.2.2018 7:46
A survey performed by experts from the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology has ascertained that while the subjects of the Holocaust, minorities and tolerance are being taught in the Czech schools, the instruction is having no influence on some widespread prejudices. ÚSTR has long focused on instruction about these sensitive historical subjects in the schools and more than 600 teachers take its courses annually.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Outgoing Czech PM backs MP who doubted Romani Holocaust, says he has apologized and his words have been "misinterpreted"

7.2.2018 16:32
Outgoing Czech PM Andrej Babiš (ANO) says that he believes the chair of the SPD movement, Tomio Okamura, has already apologized for his remarks about the Protectorate-era
concentration camp at Lety u Písku, a site of the genocide of the Roma during the Second World War. When asked today whether he supports removing Okamura from his post as vice-chair of the lower house, as the Christian Democrats propose, the PM said he considers Okamura's apology to have been sufficient.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Republic: Unique "Memory of the Roma" project keeps historical memory alive through video

7.2.2018 7:33
Over a cup of coffee in her apartment in Rokycany, Czech Republic, 67-year-old Květa Tůmová Tomášová recalls the stories of her family, whose roots are in the Šariš region of eastern Slovakia. She talks about labor camps, partisans, the Second World War, the postwar migration to the Czech Republic, her childhood in Rokycany, and the classroom where she and her brother Mírák were the only Romani children.
 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







..
romea - logo