Hundreds demonstrate again on Varnsdorf square

Around three hundred people met on the town square in the Northern Bohemian town of Varnsdorf on Friday and planned to march on a Roma residential building. The organiser of the gathering, Lukáš Kohout, was taken to a police vehicle for questioning; attendees called for his release and whistled at the officers. Kohout is a fraudster, well-known for having passed himself off as a government official on numerous occasions and for provoking police and demonstrators at protests. Friday was the fourth day that police have maintained a state of readiness in the area due to angry assemblies and demonstrations provoked by recent tensions between Czechs and Roma.