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"Enough is Enough", demonstrations to take place 3 May 2009

Prague, 27.4.2009 15:31, (ROMEA) We condemn in the strongest possible terms the flagrant and cowardly act to which a Romani family in Vítkov has fallen victim. As a result of an arson attack, three people were severely burned. A two-year-old child who suffered burns over 80 % of her body is fighting for her life.  full story

Neo-Nazis march through Prague, police do not intervene

Prague, 27.4.2009 13:19, (ROMEA/CTK) Roughly 70 neo-Nazis protested today in front of the Czech Interior Ministry against the detention of former Ku Klux Klan head David Duke and his deportation from the Czech Republic. The American was due to lecture in the country over the weekend, but police arrested and deported him. Outgoing Czech Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocáb said today that Duke's opinions are dangerous and praised the police procedure taken against him.  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 Romanies want protective guards to be created

Prague, 21.4.2009 11:17, (ROMEA) Czech Romany activists call for protective guards to be established immediately now that a Romany family has been brutally attacked in Vitkov, north Moravia, Romea association says on its website.  full story

AI calls on Czech PM to prevent anti-Romany attacks

Prague, 21.4.2009 11:13, (ROMEA) The Amnesty International (AI) organisation today asked Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek that his government take measures to stop the intensifying attacks against the country's Romany community, AI Czech Republic officials told CTK.  full story

Online: The Neo-Nazi march is over, police took harsh action only against the anti-fascists

Ústí nad Labem, 21.4.2009 11:01, (ROMEA) Neo-Nazis and neo-fascists from the grouping around the Autonomous Nationalists, National Resistance and the Workers' Party marched thorugh Ústí nad Labem under the leadership of WP vice-chair Petr Kotáb and Filip Vávra, a leading representative of the National Resistance organization. Neo-Nazis from the WP went to the nearby town of Krupka in the afternoon to provoke the Roma there as well. Romea.cz followed the neo-Nazi provocation all day online.  full story

More than 600 people protest in Ústí nad Labem against neo-Nazis, children gassed in Lidice also "turn their backs" on them

Usti nad Labem, 16.4.2009 15:21, (ROMEA) Opponents of the neo-Nazis held a concert today to protest a march being convened on Saturday by the Autonomous Nationalist movement in Ústí nad Labem. More than 600 people gathered on Mírové náměstí. The organizers planned the high point of the evening to be a performance by the band Pražský výběr, fronted by outgoing Czech Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocáb.  full story

Neo-Nazis brutally stab 19-year-old male

Usti nad Labem, North Bohemia, 12.4.2009 17:42, (ROMEA)  full story

International Roma Day celebrated in Chomutov despite animosity of the town leadership

Chomutov, 11.4.2009 17:38, (ROMEA) Despite the animosity of those at the top levels of local government, International Roma Day celebrations took place in the town of Chomutov. A traditional meeting at the "tree of reconciliation" took place in the Podkrušnohorský Zoo with the blessing of a Roman Catholic priest. The meeting was attended by Czech Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocáb and representatives of the US Embassy: First Secretary for Political Affairs Martin Strong, Second Secretary Lori Johnson and political specialist Helena Markusová.  full story

Czech Republic becoming a paradise for racists and neo-Nazis, former Ku Klux Klan head to visit

Prague, 11.4.2009 0:47, (ROMEA) According to the web server Týden.cz, David Duke, once the leader of the racist Ku Klux Klan movement, is planning to visit the Czech Republic at the end of April. He is coming to promote his "cookbook" for contemporary racism, the web server reports. The book, "My Awakening", has been published in Czech translation by Kontingent Press, which introduced another treatise favored by anti-Semites, "The Turner Diaries", onto the Czech market last year.  full story

Armed neo-Nazis attempt a pogrom on the Roma in Přerov, police arrest 30 neo-Nazis

Prerov, 4.4.2009 22:11, (ROMEA) Approximately 400 neo-Nazis have arrived in Přerov along the march route announced to the city by a member of the Workers' Party presidium, Jiří Švehlík. After the march ended, they attempted a pogrom on the Roma living on Husova, Škodova and Kojetínská streets. Approximately 700 police officers fought them in the streets, using a helicopter with thermovision and armed transport carriers. The neo-Nazi march has cost the taxpayers several hundreds of thousands of crowns. The march, called a "March against Racism", was announced by the Workers' Party presidium member, while accompanying actions were organized by the Autonomous Nationalists together with neo-Nazis from the National Resistance. The town hall claims it could not ban the march and alleges there were no reasons to do so. Some lawyers are of a different opinion. The town hall previously claimed that the demonstration would be dispersed should the law be broken, but as it transpired found no reasons to do so.  full story

Man suspected of previous racist outburst arrested at gathering of the extremist Workers' Party

Litvinov, 18.3.2009 10:40, (ROMEA) At a gathering of supporters and representatives of the extreme-right Workers' Party (Dělnická strana - DS) in the Zámecký Park in Litvínov today, a man suspected of having made racist statements against the Roma was detained. He and a woman are suspected of having shouted racist insults across a police cordon at a group of peacefully demonstrating Roma on 17 November 2008. When the police began to move away in order to intervene against the neo-Nazis, the man called the Roma "Black swine." The server Romea.cz videotaped the racist behavior.  full story

Czech policeman runs for nationalists in EP polls

Prague, 10.3.2009 20:50, (ROMEA) Czech policeman Jaroslav Bernasek is running for the extra-parliamentary ultra-right National Party (NS) in the June EP elections, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) reports today.  full story

Czech government party officials among pro-Tibet demonstrators

Prague, 10.3.2009 20:28, (ROMEA) Martin Bursik, Czech junior government Green Party (SZ) chairman and environment minister, SZ deputy Katerina Jacques and Senator Jaromir Stetina (for the Greens), today attended a demonstration in support of Tibet staged by the Czech Amnesty International outside of the Chinese embassy.  full story

Czech police undergo course to better communicate with Romanies

Ostrava, North Moravia, 10.3.2009 20:26, (ROMEA) The first group of policemen from the Czech city of Ostrava have launched a training to improve their communication with Romanies, Ostrava police spokeswoman Vladimira Kejdova told CTK today.  full story

Hundreds of neo-Nazis may meet in Czech town

Usti nad Labem, North Bohemia, 6.3.2009 20:35, (ROMEA) Hundreds of right-wing extremists may take part in the march scheduled for April 18 in Usti nad Labem, Miroslav Broz, from the People in Need humanitarian organisation that is a member of the movement "We Don't Want Neo-Nazis in Usti," said today.  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

Czech Romany not compensated for bat wit "for gypsies" sign

Brno, 3.3.2009 14:01, (ROMEA) A Romany who felt harmed by a baseball bat with the inscription "for gypsies" displayed at a public place is not entitled to compensation or apology, the Czech Supreme Court (NS) has ruled for the second time, CTK has found out in the database of the court's verdicts.  full story

On Mayor Řápková's populism

Chomutov, 2.3.2009 13:20, (HN/ROMEA) Chomutov has a problem with rent defaulters, and Mayor Ivana Řápková wants to solve it. She has begun advocating that the town take a harsh approach towards those who owe it money. She also claims to want to protect debtors from loan sharks.  full story

Czech doctor not to be punished for sterilising Romany woman

Brno, 2.3.2009 12:51, (ROMEA) The Czech Constitutional Court (US) has dismissed the complaint lodged by Romany woman Iveta Cervenakova who wanted two doctors who sterilised her, allegedly without her consent, in Ostrava, North Moravia, in 1997, to be punished.  full story

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