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Tiso day brings seven arrests

AROUND 150 skinheads arrived in Bratislava March 14 to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the first independent Slovak state, founded in 1939 after an agreement between Slovak Catholic priest Jozef Tiso and Adolf Hitler. In Nitra, 90 kilometres east of Bratislava, some 200 elderly people mixed with around 80 skinheads to commemorate the anniversary.

Regional Slovak National Party head Ján Petruška told the crowd that "all that Slovakia has received from the West is drugs, crime, cheating, and unemployment".

During the meetings police apprehended seven young men for shouting out racist slogans and giving fascist salutes.

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