Workers Party supporters rally in central Bohemia

Around 40 supporters of the small far-right Workers’ Party gathered in the town of Postoloprty, northern Bohemia, on Saturday in order to deal with alleged Romany crime. The party leadership said a number of local citizens asked them to help stop petty crime and breaches of public order attributed to the town’s Romany minority. The far-right activists spent some two hours in the town, talking to locals and distributing leaflets. No disturbances were reported. The Workers’ Party originally planned to stage a march through the town but it was banned by local authorities.

The government is seeking the banning of the Worker’s Party following attacks on a Romany community last November. The request is now being reviewed by the Supreme Administrative Court.

Author: Jan Richter