Prime Minister calls meeting ahead of far-right gatherings North Bohemia

09-09-2011

Prime Minister Petr Nečas has called a meeting with leaders of the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic to discuss growing racial tensions in North Bohemia. The government has so far responded to the situation by reinforcing the police presence in the region. Together with Labour Minister Jaromír Drábek, Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa and Culture Minister Jiří Besser, the prime minister plans to discuss the financing of affected municipalities on Friday, ahead of scheduled party gatherings of the far-right Workers Party for Social Justice in three locations in the region on Saturday.