Extremist rally in Varnsdorf ends without incident

A public demonstration organised by the ultra-right Workers' Party for Social Justice was attended by about 400 people, mostly local residents in Varnsdorf, North Bohemia, on Sunday. After the rally, its participants set out for town districts inhabited by a largely Romany population. There were no incidents, however, during the two-hour event which was monitored closely by the police. The Workers' Party for Social Justice is the successor to the banned Workers' Party. The marchers walked twice past a dormitory primarily occupied by Romanies, considered one of the more difficult areas in the town. Extremists carried placards referencing ultra-right slogans used by some in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s, ČTK reported.

Author: Jan Velinger