Supporters of the newly banned Workers’ Party organize protest against Communist Party

Supporters of the far-right Workers’ Party, which was banned by a court ruling last week, are planning to protest against a Communist Party gathering in the North Bohemian town of Teplice on Wednesday. Former Workers’ Party member Petr Kotáb told the Czech news agency ČTK that he believes the Communist Party planned this February event to commemorate its seizure of power in Czechoslovakia in February 1948. The head of the Communist Party’s local branch denied the allegation saying the party holds similar events three times a year. Local police are preparing for a possible confrontation.

Author: Sarah Borufka