|A NAZI INTERNATIONALE TAKES SHAPE|
Romani people make up officially roughly 0.4% of the population in the Czech Republic - that would be about 41,000 in all. Yet they get blamed for almost everything wrong that happens there. They face constant harassment and continual discrimination. It's absurd and it is absolutely racist.
This coming Saturday right wing radicals and nazis plan yet another anti-Romani march in the town of Plzen. The march is scheduled to last from 14:00 until 17:00. The Czech News Agency reports that a well-informed source says the person who announced the march to local authorities is Pavel Bittmann of Plzeň; a person of that same name has previously been convicted of promoting a movement aimed at suppressing human rights and freedoms.
According to romea.cz,
Bittman told authorities he estimates the number of participants in his event will be 250. He announced it for the purpose of "upholding the rights of all decent citizens of this country and protesting the financing of the anti-Czech, racist ROMEA civic association by the Government of the Czech Republic.
This time the racists will be met with a counter protest called by Plzen Against Racism. A spokesperson for the group said, "We believe it is not good to let this march happen without a response, because it could then be perceived as something normal in our society." The group says,it will not place any restrictions on the forms of counter-protest. "We can draw on the sidewalk, play musical instruments, eat, dance, drink, sing, or block the path of the marchers..." The "happening" has also been supported by an initiative called "We Don't Want Nazis in Plzeň" (V Plzni nácky nechceme).
What is perhaps even more frightening then a march by local nazis is the outreach and invitation recently issued by the fascist Czech Workers' Social Justice Party to Ukrainian nazis to come pay a visit. Many reports have linked the Ukrainian nazis to any number of similar groups across Europe. Their presence in the Czech Republic should be met strongly by anti-racists and anti-nazis...and all Czech working people.
The linkage of a nazi like International is a growing and dangerous trend which must be countered and smashed by an international movement of working people, of the multitude before it has a chance to grow further. We live in a global world where an event here also happens almost immediately there. This alliance between Czech and Ukrainian nazis is just one more example of the bad side of that coin.
The following is from Romea.cz
CZECH ULTRA-RIGHT INVITES MILITANT NEO-NAZIS FROM
UKRAINE'S "RIGHT SECTOR" TO VISIT