Far-right Workers’ Party ready to reform quickly under new name if banned

The Workers’ Party say they will reform under another name if the Supreme Administrative Court agrees to a government proposal to ban the small far-right grouping. Chairman Tomáš Vandas said its members would form a new organisation within a fortnight if the Workers’ Party is banned. The government says the group threatens the democratic foundations of the state and is close to ultra-nationalist organisations such as National Resistance. The Workers’ Party made headlines in November when hundreds of its members clashed with police who prevented them entering a largely Romany area of Litvínov in north Bohemia. They have announced plans for what they call a monitoring mission there next weekend.

Author: Ian Willoughby