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Hundreds of people assembled on 21 January 2017 at noon on Wenceslas Square in Prague to express support for a march by women in Washington, DC, USA that same day. Referencing the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, they appealed for respect for the values of democracy and rejected populism. (PHOTO:  Johanna Neje‎, Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March on Washington)
Hundreds of people assembled on 21 January 2017 at noon on Wenceslas Square in Prague to express support for a march by women in Washington, DC, USA that same day. Referencing the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, they appealed for respect for the values of democracy and rejected populism. (PHOTO: Johanna Neje‎, Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March on Washington)

Czech capital one of more than 600 marches worldwide in solidarity with women demonstrating in Washington DC

21.1.2017 20:04 The Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, 21 January 2017, was one of over 600 events worldwide organized to coincide with the demonstration in the American capital. That march attracted over a half a million people and organizers say the global "sister rallies" were attended by over 3 million.

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videoVIDEO: Roma demonstration against neo-Nazi march in Ústí nad Labem

Ústí nad Labem, 2.5.2014 23:41, (ROMEA) About 100 Romani people marched on 1 May 2014 from the Předlice quarter of Ústí nad Labem to the Mánesový sady park. A convoy of vehicles carrying other Romani people drove behind them. Other opponents of neo-Nazism who were gathered at Mánesový sady joined them. After the neo-Nazi march passed by, the Romani counter-protesters returned to Předlice.  full story

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Czech Republic: Many neo-Nazis running for the DSSS again

Czech Republic, 22.10.2013 3:01, (ROMEA) The Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) has suffered in recent years from disputes with the rest of the ultra-right scene and numerous internal problems. Those problems have resulted in the entire North Bohemian cell leaving the party together with key figures Petr Kotáb and Lucie Šlégrová.  full story

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Czech court overturns acquittal of former neo-Nazi party members

Prague, 12.10.2013 19:29, (ROMEA) At the end of September a Prague appeals court overturned the first-instance acquittal of former members of the now-defunct Workers' Party (Dělnická strana - DS) and other right-wing extremists charged with promoting neo-Nazism. Court spokesperson Zuzana Steinerová has confirmed the eight defendants will have to appear once more before the Prague 1 District Court.  full story

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Czech Republic: Ultra-right extremists now candidates for the "Heads Up!" bloc

Prague, 21.9.2013 18:34, (ROMEA) The "Heads Up!" (Hlava vzhůru!) bloc is running in the Czech Republic's early elections with the slogan "We fight for you!", but a more apt slogan for the group might be "We pick fights with you". Two right-wing extremists are among its candidates, as is a politician infamous for her previous racist remarks.  full story

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Interior Ministry not registering "Czech Lions", by law they are an "unpermitted association"

Prague, 11.9.2013 18:31, (ROMEA) The Czech Interior Ministry has refused to register the "Czech Lions" (Čeští lvi) association. "The articles of incorporation of this association do not comply with the Law on Associations," Břetislav Oliva of the ministry's Department of Press and Public Relations told news server Romea.cz.  full story

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Leading Czech right-wing extremist acquitted for lack of evidence

Most, 11.9.2013 15:29, (ROMEA) News server Deník.cz reported last week that right-wing extremist Lucie Šlégrová, one of the organizers of an attempted pogrom in 2008 on Romani people living at the Janov housing estate in the Czech town of Litvínov, has won a complicated, lengthy trial at the court of first instance in Most. Šlégrová, who was once an influential member of the neo-Nazi Workers' Party (Dělnická strana - DS), which has since been dissolved by court order, faced charges of promoting German Nazism, which is banned.  full story

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Czech Republic: Splinter DSSS faction plans 13 more anti-Romani events by year's end

Prague, 24.7.2013 20:48, (ROMEA) All of the right-wing extremists in the Czech Republic are currently feeling the need for publicity because of the upcoming elections next year (some of which may take place later this year). Now we can expect more violent election-related events than ever before because the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) has split into two groups.  full story

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DSSS files criminal charges over Czech-Romani flag exhibit

Prague, 19.7.2013 21:06, (ROMEA) The ultra-right Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnosti - DSSS) is filing criminal charges against the organizers of an exhibition featuring designs for a new state flag, the so-called "Czech-Romani flag". According to the DSSS, the organizers have violated the law on the use of the state symbols of the Czech Republic.  full story

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Czech Govt Agency for Social Inclusion Director: Many towns risk anti-Roma unrest

Prague, 9.7.2013 4:45, (ROMEA) Martin Šimáček, the director of the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion, has answered questions in an interview for the online daily TÝDEN.CZ about recent events in České Budějovice. As TÝDEN.CZ reports, Šimáček believes these events represent a new type of racist aggression that does not target a "ghetto" and is participated in by many who do not consider themselves extremists. He also said he believes Mayor Juraj Thoma's idea to hold an upcoming public discussion of local issues in a sports arena is not a good one.  full story

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Former Czech Interior Ministers debate neo-Nazi activity

Prague, 8.7.2013 5:10, (ROMEA) Former Czech Interior Minister Martin Pecina, now a candidate for interior minister in the caretaker government of incoming Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok, wants to increase the number of police officers in the country and their salaries. He would like to augment police forces particularly in areas of the country experiencing security troubles.  full story

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Jozef Miker: Hate is No Solution

Krupka, 13.4.2013 3:32, (ROMEA) Who will be chosen as the greatest hero fighting injustice, unfair treatment and wrongs in the Czech Republic? Cast your vote in the survey “Anyone Can Be a Hero” (Hrdinou může být každý) at hrdinou.cz.  full story

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Czech Republic: 15 women charged with promoting neo-Nazism

Děčín, 7.4.2013 2:27, (ROMEA) On Thursday, 4 April, the state prosecutor in the Czech town of Děčín filed charges against 15 women for allegedly perpetrating the crime of promoting and supporting the neo-Nazi movement Resistance Women Unity (RWU). Děčín State Prosecutor Petr Minich announced that if convicted of the charges, the women face up to eight years in prison.  full story

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Martin Šimáček: Czech Govt Agency for Social Inclusion has not and will not meet with ultra-right party

Prague, 2.4.2013 23:01, (ROMEA) In response to the press release from the Konexe civic association of 30 March 2013 (http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/czech-ngo-town-of-krupka-discussing-romani-integration-with-ultra-right-party-not-with-romani-residents) I would like to state that the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion has never met with representatives of the Workers' Social Justice Party (Dělnická strana sociální spravedlnost), is not meeting with them and will not meet with them in future. The main reasons are the following:  full story

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Czech Police propose charging 15 women with promoting neo-Nazism

Prague, 19.1.2013 19:44, (ROMEA) Detectives from the Czech Republic's Organized Crime Detection Unit (Útvar pro odhalování organizovaného zločinu - ÚOOZ) have proposed prosecuting 15 women charged with promoting and supporting the neo-Nazi movement Resistance Women Unity (RWU), according to ÚOOZ spokesperson Pavel Hanták. Police believe RWU is the women's branch of National Resistance (Národní odpor), an informal organization of Czech neo-Nazis. The women face up to eight years in prison if convicted.  full story

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Czech Senator Tomio Okamura's antigypsy words of wisdom

Prague, 2.12.2012 20:43, (ROMEA) It is simply not possible to put together a list of all of Tomio Okamura's immortal remarks. News server Aktuálně.cz tried publishing a selection of the raciest of them recently. We at Romea.cz borrowed some of those and added others so as not to deprive our readers of the experience of following the words of this senator who claims he is neither populist, nor racist, nor xenophobic.  full story

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Analysis: Kristallnacht and its connection to Europe today

Prague, 9.11.2012 20:03, (ROMEA) During the late night hours of 9 November and the early morning hours of 10 November 1938, the Nazis in occupied Austria, the occupied border region of the Czech lands, and Germany murdered Jewish people and captured them for the concentration camps. A total of 267 synagogues were burned down or otherwise demolished, 7 500 Jewish apartments and shops were ransacked, 91 Jewish people were directly murdered during the pogrom, and 30 000 ended up in death camps.  full story

Czech senator leaves club over fellow lawmakers' antigypsyism

Brno, 7.11.2012 19:05, (ROMEA) Newly-elected senator and former Constitutional Court Justice Eliška Wagnerová is no longer a member of the Senate's "Club for the Renewal of Democracy" (Klub pro obnovenou demokracii). The opinions of club members Jiří Čunek and Tomio Okamura about Romani people bother her too greatly for her to stay.  full story

On-line: Approximately 500 Roma gather in Krupka, Nazis did not march through the housing estate

Krupka, 26.4.2009 13:58, (ROMEA) Extremists from the Workers' Party (Dělnická strana -DS), which is infiltrated by neo-Nazis, attempted to provoke the Roma today in Krupka na Teplicku. Several hundred Roma who do not want to allow the neo-Nazis to march through Czech towns also traveled to Krupka. They successfully blocked the DS march. Our correspondents were on the spot in Krupka and we followed the situation through our on-line reporting.  full story

Czech far right DS party registers youth branch

Prague, 5.3.2009 20:29, (ROMEA) The Czech Interior Ministry on Tuesday registered the new Workers' Youth civic association, a branch of the far right Workers' Party (DS) that has narrowly escaped dissolution, the DS informed on its website today.  full story




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