Czech anarchists battle fascists
According to a local correspondent, there was a day of action against
"racism, fascism and police terror" in Brno in the Czech Republic on
December 9th 1995 organised by the Czech Anarchist Federation and
Czech Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP). There has been a
rise in both paramilitary fascist groups and 'respectable'
parliamentary ones in recent years growing out of both anti-Gypsy and
anti-immigration racism. Some 60% of Czechs, according to polls, are
hostile to Gypsies.
A number of people have been killed in recent years by fascists
but the police ignored the fact that these killings have been carried
out by fascists. A previous but smaller anti-fascist march in 1992
was attacked by a big group of fascists but this time the larger
march spotted, attacked and drove off a gang of fascists despite the
police attempting to protect the fascists. Three people, all
anti-fascists, were arrested after this incident.
first published in Workers Solidarity No.47 Winter 95/96