The official car of the Bratislava Region’s office director, Bystrík Žák, was burned early on Thursday, March 4, and was the target of a Mafia attack, the Bratislava Region president, Pavol Frešo from the Slovak Christian and Democratic Union (SDKÚ) told the TASR newswire.
Frešo called on the police to find the culprit and stop such incidents. The governor added that this was the third recent attack against regional government officials.
The police confirmed that two cars were set alight by an unknown offender in Bratislava early on Thursday. SDKÚ vice-chair Lucia Žitňanská said that Thursday's incident is one in a series of attacks, with too many within a short period.
She noted that the car of an SDKU candidate for member of Bratislava regional parliament was burned during the election campaign in the autumn.
"I've zero understanding for rackets. And these practices are a clear signal that representatives of the public have good reasons to be afraid. We aren't in Colombia, or Sicily, where politicians are being hijacked," said Frešo. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Mar 2010 at 10:00