Thirteen far-right extremists arrested at gathering in Brno

01-05-2011

Police arrested thirteen far-right extremists who were participating in a march through the city of Brno on Sunday. Some 400 far-right extremists attended the march, which was being protested by about a 1000 people. The protestors blocked part of the route of the march, one of the city center’s streets where a lot of Romanies live. The extremists had to alter their route. No one was injured and no acts of vandalism occurred, police said.

Brno City Hall had banned the march, which is organized by the Worker’s Party of Social Justice. However, a local court overturned the ban. Police can dissolve the gathering if the participants engage in illegal behavior during the march, which is meant to draw attention to “the invasion of foreign workers and the exodus of our people.”