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Czech-Roma association calls for Romani people to counter-protest anti-Romani marches

Ústí nad Labem, 26.7.2013 17:54, (ROMEA) On 20 July the Konexe association issued the following call to all Romani people in the Czech Republic out of concern over the violent anti-Romani marches planned to take place throughout the country. News server Romea.cz publishes it here in full translation:  full story

Montenegro: Right-wing extremists assault country's first Gay Pride Parade

Podgorica, 25.7.2013 17:32, (ROMEA) On Wednesday, 24 July, in the very conservative country of Montenegro, right-wing extremists shouting "Kill the gays!" assaulted activists from the gay community who were meeting up for the country's first-ever Gay Pride Parade in the seaside resort of Budva. Wire services report the attackers threw bottles, rocks, smoke bombs and other objects, including café tables, at several dozen participants in the march and their supporters before clashing with riot police protecting the event.  full story

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videoVIDEO: Czech recording artist Bonus responds to anti-Roma marches

Prague, 12.7.2013 21:52, (ROMEA) At a time when the top politicians in the Czech Republic are maintaining a dogged silence about the current wave of anti-Romani marches, artists have begun to speak out. Acclaimed musician Martina Hůlu, who performs under the nickname Bonus, composed and recorded overnight a protest song responding to the hate marches by "decent" people against the Roma in České Budějovice.  full story

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Czech Police: Demonstrators meant us when they chanted "black swine"

České Budějovice, 2.7.2013 5:10, (ROMEA) Radomír Heřman, the director of the South Bohemian Regional Police, held a press conference on 1 July 2013 regarding the police intervention required on 29 June when a demonstration spun out of control and turned into an attempted pogrom against Romani people in České Budějovice. Heřman seemingly took up the role of attorney for the racists who gathered there last Saturday, claiming that what they had been shouting had no racist subtext.  full story

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videoLatvia: Hundreds celebrate Nazi "legionnaires", Russians counter-protest

Riga, Latvia, 18.3.2013 23:40, (ROMEA) Hundreds of Latvians marched on Saturday 16 March 2013 through the capital, Riga, to celebrate armed Latvian SS units who fought side-by-side with the Germans during WWII against the Soviet Union. Anti-fascists and representatives of the Russian minority protested against the "legionnaires' march", as is now traditional.  full story

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videoSlovakia: MPs, Mayor of Bratislava unable to block neo-Nazi march

Bratislava, Slovakia, 16.3.2013 22:13, (ROMEA) Approximately 100 demonstrators did not manage to blockade a march today by promoters of the ultra-right who gathered in Bratislava on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the creation of the fascist Slovak state. Around 200 followers of the ultra-right Slovak Solidarity association (Slovenská pospolitost - SP) met in front of the office of Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič after 14:00 to march through the streets of Bratislava to the grave of wartime leader Jozef Tiso at the Martinský Cemetery. Tiso was sentenced to death for war crimes and executed in 1947.  full story

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Germany: Human chain blocks neo-Nazis in Dresden

Dresden, Germany, 14.2.2013 1:17, (ROMEA) On Wednesday, 13 February, not quite 1 000 neo-Nazis converged on Dresden to march through the town on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of its destruction by Allied bombing near the close of the Second World War. More than 10 000 opponents of the ultra-right stood up to their plans, blocking both the abuse of this historic event and the neo-Nazis' planned demonstration.  full story

Poland: 15 000 neo-Nazis clash with police in Warsaw

Warsaw, 12.11.2012 15:56, (ROMEA) Warsaw was all but transformed into a war zone yesterday as neo-Nazis clashed with police officers on the anniversary of the country's independence. Dozens of people were injured, 120 demonstrators were arrested, and total chaos reigned in the streets.  full story

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