Czech Republic: Skinheads allegedly threaten singer in Vimperk
A group of racist promoters of the extremist Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) are alleged to have threatened Tonya Graves, the singer of the band Monkey Business, yesterday evening after the party's demonstration in the town of Vimperk had ended. News server Vimperk.eu reported that the incident occurred in the U Stadionu restaurant. Monkey Business performed yesterday evening at the Calypso discotheque. They went to the restaurant for dinner before the show at around 18:00.
Vimperk.eu reports information provided by the manager of the discotheque, Tomáš Koška, who said a customer at the restaurant who had attended that afternoon's rally and was a DSSS promoter committed a verbal attack on the band's singer. "There was no physical attack on the singer," Koška told the news server. He said the restaurant staff and other customers handled the incident with the provocateur. "A few punches may have been thrown during that, and a chair may have been thrown," Koška said. Police were reportedly not called until afterward. Vimperk.eu reports that the band did not want to report the incident.
A resident of Vimperk also wrote about the incident on Facebook: "Yesterday evening the band Monkey B performed here. A black singer performs with them, and before the show she went for some soup to Hamajda, where some skinheads who came here with the DSSS attacked her. They spit on her, pulled her hair, etc."
Vimperk.eu quotes Jiří Matzner, the press spokesperson for the South Bohemian Police, as saying the following: "We have no report of an attack at that restaurant. If something serious had occurred, the police who were on hand as part of the security measures taken u connection with the rally would have known about it."
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