Police in the city of Brno on Monday were forced to step in on Monday to prevent a clash between student demonstrators and far right extremists, holding separate protests. More than 500 students neared a demonstration organised by a far right party attended by around 50 extremists. Police moved in when the groups were within several metres of each other. One student, who reportedly hurt a far right supporter, was detained. The situation has since been defused but security measures remain in place.