Police intervene to restore order at refugee centre

Czech police intervened Monday to quash a protest by refugees at a centre for them at Balková in the Plzeň region. A special police squad was called to the centre after the refugees barricaded themselves inside. Police said the refugees later started to throw furniture at them. They said the protest was started by two Nigerians with around a dozen others joining in. The Ministry of Interior says 56 foreigners are being held at the centre capable of hosting 200. The centre was created from a former police training school.

Author: Chris Johnstone