romea - logo
April 27, 2018
Loading
extended search

Czech Republic: Neo-Nazis attempt pogrom in Ostrava, 500 Roma march against them

Ostrava, 28.10.2013 21:25, (ROMEA)
On 28 October 2013 an assembly against neo-Nazism, racism and violence called
On 28 October 2013 an assembly against neo-Nazism, racism and violence called "Colorful Ostrava" (Barevná Ostrava) attracted approximately 500 people. (PHOTO: ČTK)

Approximately 200 - 300 neo-Nazis gathered today at 14:00 for an anti-Romani, racist demonstration on Prokešovo Square in Ostrava. Two separate gatherings were convened against racism by the "Let's Block the Marches!" (Blokujeme!) platform, one on nearby Sokolská Street in front of a residential hotel called "Colorful Ostrava" (Barevná Ostrava), and another on Svatopluk Čech Square.

A total of approximately 600 people protested against racism in Ostrava today. News server Romea.cz followed the proceedings online in real time as follows:

17:30  The Roma are calmly dispersing. "There will be five times as many of us next time," our correspondent on the scene in Ostrava quotes the demonstrators as saying. "They dispersed completely calmly in small groups. The atmosphere here was fantastic."

17:20  The Roma are back on Svatopluk Čech Square. "People are making speeches, there is still a large number of Roma here, in my estimation about 600," our correspondent reports.

17:10  The Romani marchers, after a moment of chanting in front of the residential hotel, set off for Svatopluk Čech Square.

16:55  The procession of Roma chanting "Czechs, come with us", "Stop racism", "This is our home", and "We want to live" has arrived at Sokolská Street and the residential hotel. Riot police have blocked their further progress.

16:45  The Roma have joined up with others on Svatopluk Čech Square. Chanting "Black, white, together we fight" (Černí, bílí spojme síly), approximately 500 Romani people have begun marching towards the small groups of neo-Nazis. "The neo-Nazis are completely puzzled, right now I see about 70 of them running away," our correspondent on the scene reports. 

16:30  The group of Romani people who assembled in front of the residential hotel on Sokolská Street have begun marching toward Svatopluk Čech Square. "We are walking in a procession under police protection toward the square. We have banners reading 'Stop Pogroms' and 'Hate is No Solution"," our correspondent reports. 

15:40  According to information available to news server Romea.cz, police have the situation under control and have ended the neo-Nazis' attempt to assault Romani people on Nádražní Street. "The situation is now unclear because small groups of neo-Nazis are wandering around here looking for a fight," our correspondent in Ostrava reports.

15:30  After being blocked on Sokolská Street, the neo-Nazis have set out for Nádražní Street, where they are doing their best to assault Romani people. News server Deník.cz reports that the neo-Nazis ran after Romani residents and chased them between buildings. "The neo-Nazis have separated into small groups and are doing their best to make it to Svatopluk Čech Square. I don't know what's happening in Nádražní Street, but it's calm here," our correspondent in front of the residential hotel on Sokolská Street reports. 

15:10  Police have called on the neo-Nazis to disperse.

14:55  Just after 3 PM, the neo-Nazi demonstration ended and the racists set out on an unannounced march toward the Přívoz quarter.  Riot police, helped by police vehicles, barricaded Sokolská Street to prevent the racists from attacking the peaceful assembly in front of the residential hotel.

14:30  About 50 opponents of racism are standing in front of the residential hotel on Sokolská Street in Ostrava. "The Roma living in this residential hotel have been forbidden from joining our assembly against neo-Nazis," our correspondent reports. The owner of the facility has had the glass in the entrance doors to the building covered with newspaper so journalists cannot see inside. According to our correspondent, a helicopter is flying over the town and there is a large number of police officers on hand. The Roma properly announced their assembly on Sokolská Street, while the racists did not.   

14:00  An assembly against racism in the Přívoz neighborhood of Ostrava, which is predominantly inhabited by Romani people, is underway. The event began with a religious blessing followed by a cultural program. Organizers have also planned to hold a mass in one of the churches in the quarter.

ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
Views: 3685x

Related articles:

Tags:  

Extremism, Neo-Nazism, Ostrava, Pochod, Racism, Shromažďování, zprávy, Aktivismus, Anticiganismus, manifestace, Nenávist, neonacista, Občanská společnost, Platforma Blokujeme!, protest, proti násilí, proti nenávisti, protiromský pochod, průvod, Romové, romská bohoslužba, Romská hrdost, Romská reprezentace, Šíření nenávisti a nesnášenlivosti, Czech republic, news, religion, Roma



HEADLINE NEWS

Karel Schwarzenberg

Czech MP Karel Schwarzenberg will attend public discussion of the future memorial at Romani genocide site in Lety

22.4.2018 10:31
On Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at 17:00 yet another discussion will take place in the series being organized by the Museum of Romani Culture together with the ROMEA public benefit corporation on the future possible form of the memorial to the Holocaust and its Romani victims at Lety u Písku. The discussion will take place in the cultural hall of the Lety u Písku Municipal Authority.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Public Defender of Rights says police failed in their response to shooting at children's camp

22.4.2018 8:55
The Czech Police, according to the Public Defender of Rights, committed an error in the case of shooting incidents at a summer camp in the town of Jiřetín pod Jedlovou (Děčín district) attended by Romani children from Ida Kelarová's choral ensemble. The police did not visit the camp after the shootings were reported and made light of the situation.
 full story

--ilustrační foto--

Czech Republic: Stricter conditions for non-bank lenders are clearing the market of fraud

22.4.2018 8:02
The Most regional edition of Deník.cz reports that a stricter law on consumer lending intended to combat illegal loans and usury has been in effect in the Czech Republic for a year and a half now. According to a survey by the Czech Banking Association (ČBA) in February, more than half of people seeking credit turn to companies that are not banks for loans, most frequently borrowing to purchase electronic equipment and other general household appliances.

 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