Extremists call for new Prague rally


Neo-Nazis say they will hold a revenge demonstration in Prague.

Czech right-wing extremists announced that they will hold a Nov. 17 rally after police prevented a neo-Nazi march from taking place in Prague’s Jewish quarter last Saturday in keeping with a court ban.

The new demonstration is scheduled for Palackeho namesti square, the Prague “Hyde Park,” according to the Web site of the Autonomous Nationalists.

Participants are urged on the site to arrive dressed in black, preferably with wreaths, candles, flowers and black flags in mourning for “freedom of speech.”

The Nov. 12 counter-demonstration, including thousands of non-Jewish Czechs, which was at times violent, marked the first time in recent memory that residents of a former Eastern bloc capital took to the streets in large numbers to demonstrate against anti-Semitism.


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