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Czech Republic: Demonstrations against racism planned in Duchov, Ostrava and Prague

Duchcov/Ostrava/Prague, 1.12.2014 19:17, (ROMEA) Romani people in the Czech Republic are planning to respond to a recent assault on a Romani youth in Ostrava through several actions. The youth told his rescuers that he had been attacked and beaten by a small group of football hooligans in front of a supermarket in the municipal department of Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz.  full story

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Czech bands boycott club in Prague that supports neo-Nazi group

Plzeň, 22.10.2014 23:12, (ROMEA) The website Plzeňské reports that three bands from the Czech town of Plzeň - Donnie Darko, Emmett Brown and Positive Mind - have decided to cancel their 1 November concert at the Kain club in Prague. The venue is planning to support the neo-Nazi band Ortel by letting it perform there.  full story

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Czech Republic: Romani girlfriend of assault victim speaks out

Prague, 11.9.2014 23:12, (ROMEA) A 17-year-old boy who may have committed a brutal assault on a 15-year-old boy at a bus stop in the Malešice quarter of Prague has identified himself to police. The boy claims the entire event took place differently than has been described in the media and says his actions were committed to defend a friend.  full story

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Czech Republic: Romani film festival Čačikano coming to Prague

Prague, 16.8.2014 0:11, (ROMEA) This fall the Světozor cinema in Prague will be welcoming the first-ever year of the Čačikano film festival (, which focuses on Romani themes. The festival will take place on 26 and 27 September 2014.  full story

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Czech LGBT festival to feature Romani evening

Prague, 14.8.2014 4:01, (ROMEA) On Friday, 15 August, an evening called "Hot Chocolate" will take place as part of the Prague Pride festival, focusing on the issue of LGBT people in the Romani community. The event will offer an exhibition of photographs, music, a debate, fortune-telling and a counseling center.  full story

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Czech politicians, survivors honor memory of victims of Communism

Prague, 10.5.2014 18:47, (ROMEA) Politicians and survivors honored the memory of the victims of the Communist regime at a cemetery in the Motol quarter of Prague today. Those attending called on people not to forget the harms caused by the totalitarian era.  full story

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Czech Police raid on Muslim centers said to be in order

Prague, 10.5.2014 17:59, (ROMEA) The raid on Muslim centers in Prague conducted two weeks ago by police officers from the Organized Crime Detection Unit (Útvar pro odhalování organizovaného zločinu - ÚOOZ) is said to have been in order per Czech law. That claim has been made by the Czech Interior Ministry after Czech Police President Tomáš Tuhý familiarized Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec with the conclusions of an internal police investigation of the incident.  full story

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Czech Police raid mosque, charge man with disseminating racism

Prague, 29.4.2014 0:03, (ROMEA) On 25 April police officers raided two buildings of the Islamic Foundation (Islámská nadace - IN) in Prague, one near Wenceslas Square and one near the Černý Most metro station, that are used by members of the Muslim community as gathering places. The raid was performed on the suspicion that the foundation was publishing and distributing books that disseminate anti-Semitism, racism, violence against so-called inferior races, and xenophobia.  full story

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Czech Police looking for man who gave the Nazi salute in the Prague metro

Prague, 7.2.2014 0:00, (ROMEA) Police officers from a local station in the Vysočany quarter of Prague and detectives investigating extremism are working on the case of an aggressor who verbally assaulted his fellow passengers on the metro before giving the Nazi salute at the Kolbenova metro station. On Monday, 27 January at about 11:30 AM, the man reportedly shouted racial epithets at a tourist from France while riding in a metro car between the Vysočanská and Kolbenova stops.  full story

Czech Republic: Secret neo-Nazi concert in Prague cancelled

Prague, 19.1.2014 20:41, (ROMEA) The organizer of yesterday's secret concert by neo-Nazi bands Summer Heroes and Violence Station at Prague's Na Slamníku restaurant ultimately cancelled the event before it even began. Police expected approximately 100 people to attend, but only 50 showed up.  full story

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Designer of Czech-Roma flag options protests absurd fine

Prague, 2.1.2014 21:48, (ROMEA) Slovak artist Tomáš Rafa is protesting against a fine levied against him by the Administrative Division of the Prague 7 Municipal Department for his creation of designs for a Czech-Roma flag. Rafa has filed an objection against the decision.  full story

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