Wednesday's papers are dominated by the alarming situation in Eastern Slovakia, where the government has decided to deploy troops to help put down a wave of looting and rioting by members of the country's large Roma minority. The story features on all the front pages, with several papers carrying large colour photos of the unrest.
Ivan Vesely writes that President Schuster was right to criticise the government's spending cuts as being almost totally uncoordinated, adding that the result of that lack of co-ordination was now being seen on the streets of East Slovakia. And Slovak Roma are only stealing the things they're preventing from earning from honest work, says Ivan Vesely in Lidove Noviny.
And Pravo reports today that two extortionists who told police they would poison water in the Liberec and Jablonec area were two children aged seven and nine. A police spokesman said the children's antics resulted in police, firemen and water board employees being forced to increase security around waterworks. Police are now deciding how to proceed.