Czech far-right march in Usti held without incidents


01.05.2014 18:05

Usti nad Labem - The march of the Czech extreme rightist Workers' Party of Social Justice (DSSS) took place without any major problems except a few clashes with their opponents in the town today.


Pochod Dělnické strany sociální spravedlnosti (DSSS) a jejích příznivců 1. května Ústí nad Labem. ČTK ČTK

The rally was watched by observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The DSSS said some 500 people would come to the march, but their real number was estimated at about one half.

The march was blocked by over 200 anti-fascists and local Romanies. The protesters included anarchists from Germany.

Anti-riot police closed the road of the march and separated the two groups.

"There was no breach of the peace during the march," a local police officer told CTK.

About 10 anti-fascists attacked the police before noon, she said.

"Due to the attack on the police, we detained three persons," she added.

The police confiscated 19 weapons from the far-right marchers, the police officer said.

Some 700 anti-riot police were deployed in the area over the march.

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