Czech PM promises investigation into neo-Nazis

29th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2005, PRAGUE - Czech prime minister Stanislav Gross on Monday vowed a complete investigation into a weekend gathering of several hundred mostly German neo-Nazis in a Czech town along the border with Germany.

29 March 2005

PRAGUE - Czech prime minister Stanislav Gross on Monday vowed a complete investigation into a weekend gathering of several hundred mostly German neo-Nazis in a Czech town along the border with Germany.

Gross said his country must not be allowed to become a collecting point for neo-Nazis, and pledged a thorough investigation of how the event came to be staged just across the border from the German state of Thuringia.

Skinheads belonging to an organization called Blood and Honour met in Jablonne v Podjestedi at an event that was registered with authorities as a birthday party to be held on Saturday night.

Prague television reported 400 skinheads showed up, and that most of them came from across the border.

Blood and Honour has operated as a registered organisation in the Czech Republic since 1996, but was outlawed in Germany in 2000.

Czech Interior Minister Frantisek Bublan said he has asked for a complete report from police. A spokesman said there were about 100 police on hand for the gathering, but that no provocation was given for a police raid.

DPA

Subject: German news

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