Slovak Interior Minister supports police intervention against extremists

Interior Minister Robert Kalinák said on TV Markiza on August 10 that the police action against extremists who gathered in Šarišské Michaľany on Saturday, August 8, was appropriate, as the rally was held without a permit, the SITA newswire wrote.

Interior Minister Robert Kalinák said on TV Markiza on August 10 that the police action against extremists who gathered in Šarišské Michaľany on Saturday, August 8, was appropriate, as the rally was held without a permit, the SITA newswire wrote.

At the protest meeting against the “Roma terror” as the organisers called the demonstration, the police detained thirty people including former leader of the ultra-right civic association Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness), the organiser of the protest. All those arrested have already been released.

The Deputy Prime Minister for Knowledge-Based Society, European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities, Dušan Čaplovič, also supported the police officers. He said to SITA that anti-Roma extremism in Slovakia was an import from abroad. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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