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Czech Republic: Protect Roma at risk of violence ahead of far-right demonstrations

Headline Title:  Czech Republic: Protect Roma at risk of violence ahead of far-right demonstrations 02 August 2013 Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) said ahead of planned anti-Roma demonstrations across the country.Far right groups are staging anti-Roma protests in up to 13 different Czech towns. One demonstration is planned in the town of Vítkov. Here, in 2009, far-right supporters almost killed a two-year-old girl, Natalka, when they set fire to a house belonging to Roma.“The…

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