Around 900 people join anti-Roma protests in Košice Region

The People's Party-Our Slovakia, whose roots lay in the far-right Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness) organisation that was banned by court, held two demonstrations in Krompachy and Rudňany (both Košice Region) on Saturday, March 27, in order to protest against what they describe as the unacceptable behaviour of local Roma communities. Around 400 people attended the rally in the town of Krompachy to support the party. Approximately 20 police officers were monitoring the situation but didn't have to intervene, the TASR newswire wrote. A similar demonstration took place in the village of Rudňany, where 500 people joined the protest. The party said it organized a rally in response to recent incidents in which four local inhabitants were attacked by Roma on the same day.

The People's Party-Our Slovakia, whose roots lay in the far-right Slovenská Pospolitosť (Slovak Togetherness) organisation that was banned by court, held two demonstrations in Krompachy and Rudňany (both Košice Region) on Saturday, March 27, in order to protest against what they describe as the unacceptable behaviour of local Roma communities.

Around 400 people attended the rally in the town of Krompachy to support the party. Approximately 20 police officers were monitoring the situation but didn't have to intervene, the TASR newswire wrote. A similar demonstration took place in the village of Rudňany, where 500 people joined the protest. The party said it organized a rally in response to recent incidents in which four local inhabitants were attacked by Roma on the same day.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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